FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
VERMONT MAN CLAIMS FIRST $1.6 MILLION
JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY® JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Edmond Cantwell, 56, of Fairfax, Vermont claimed the $1.6 million JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY® jackpot from the drawing held on February 22, 2019, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Cantwell chose to receive his winnings in annual installments of $64,000 a year for 25 years. The jackpot-winning JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY Quick Pick ticket was purchased from BJ's Wholesale Club, located at 8085 Cooper Creek Boulevard in University Park. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $2,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY drawing will be held tonight, March 12, 2019, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $1 million jackpot. JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and on the Lottery's YouTube channel. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY launched on January 30, 2019 and replaced LUCKY MONEY. For $1, JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY players get a triple chance to win the jackpot, as each ticket comes with three sets of numbers to match with the winning numbers drawn. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 46 for the first set and the second set will be randomly Quick Picked. Jackpots start at $500,000 and can roll over to reach $2 million before rolling down to increase the lower-prize levels in each drawing until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the three or more numbers from the same set to the winning numbers drawn. Players can get an extra chance to win by combining all matches on the ticket by adding Combo for $1 more.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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