TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Denise Jackson, 44, of Grand Ridge, claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the November 28 drawing. Ms. Jackson's winning ticket was purchased from McCoy's Food Mart, located at 2823 Jefferson Street in Marianna. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million POWERBALL ticket.
Last night's historic $587.5 million POWERBALL jackpot drawing created six new Florida millionaires and a total of 765,798 other lower-tier winners statewide. Ms. Jackson is the first Florida player to claim a prize of $1 million or more from this drawing. She correctly selected 5 of the 5 winning numbers drawn, but not the Powerball number. This series of POWERBALL jackpot rollovers generated approximately $58 million in transfers to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, December 1, at 10:59 p.m. ET with a $40 million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Florida has the strongest Powerball with Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $1.8 billion, yielding $739 million in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $647 million in prizes, including four jackpot winners.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue into the state's economy through prize payouts, contributions to education, and money paid to Florida retailers. In 2011, playing Florida Lottery games made 79 people millionaires. Since its beginning in 1988, the Florida Lottery has transferred billions of dollars to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, investing in Florida's future leaders through school construction, K-12 classroom support and more than 600,000 Bright Futures scholarships. The games of the Florida Lottery are designed to fuel excitement while funding tomorrow. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com. The Florida Lottery always encourages players who may be purchasing more tickets than they can afford to seek assistance through the Florida's "Play Responsibly" hotline, which can be reached at 888-ADMIT IT.
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