FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
LEE COUNTY MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION POWERBALL® PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Glen Farris, 59, of Sanibel, claimed a $2 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on March 23, 2019. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball.
Farris purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 20351 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held tonight, March 27, at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $750 million jackpot, the third largest in history. 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.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated more than $1.9 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 89.5 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.4 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners. Florida was also one of the three states nationally to have a winner share in the world record-setting $1.586 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held tonight, March 27 at 10:59 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. 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.
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 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 $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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