FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
VERO BEACH MAN BUYS POWERBALL® TICKET
FROM 7-ELEVEN, WINS $2 MILLION PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that James Dippold, of Vero Beach, claimed a $2 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on August 26, 2020 using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball number.
Dippold purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 1400 Highway A1A in Vero Beach. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, September 12, at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $85 million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee. Florida Lottery game drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery's secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to enhance education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $71 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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