FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
HOLLYWOOD WOMAN CLAIMS THE LAST $1,000,000 GRAND PRIZE
IN THE HOLIDAY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that the last of the seven Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ grand prize winners claimed their $1 million prize at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Maritza Pazos, 52, of Hollywood, claimed her $1 million grand prize from the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE drawing held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Pazos purchased her winning Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket at Publix, located at 6901 Taft Street in Hollywood. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling a $1 million-winning ticket.
Along with the seven $1 million prizes, 527 other prizes ranging from $500 to $50,000 were awarded in the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE grand prize drawing. Additionally, this year's Raffle offered five weekly drawings, with ten $10,000 prizes, 250 $1,000 prizes, and 1,000 $500 prizes. The Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE game generated more than $1.7 million in revenue for education.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $30 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 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 $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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