FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727Communications@flalottery.com
TWO TAMPA-AREA PLAYERS BECOME MULTI-MILLIONAIRES
AFTER PLAYING MEGA MILLIONS®
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Robert Crabtree, 36, of Largo, and Heriberto Reyes, 47, of Lutz, each claimed a $2 million MEGA MILLIONS® prize from the drawings held on January 12 and 19, 2021, using a secured drop box located at the Tampa District Office. The winning tickets matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball.
Crabtree purchased his Quick Pick winning ticket at MD Oriental Market, located at 7580 49th Street North in Pinellas Park. Reyes purchased his Quick Pick winning ticket at Publix, located at 16560 North Nebraska Avenue in Lutz. Each retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning tickets.
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $650 million for education, and has awarded more than $719.5 million in prizes to 55.2 million players. The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held tomorrow, February 26, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $30 million jackpot.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $73.2 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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