TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man is $50 million dollars richer after claiming his winning lottery ticket. Richard McMullen, 54, of Tallahassee, claimed the $50 million Florida LOTTO™ jackpot prize from the drawing held on December 24, 2011.
Saturday night’s Florida LOTTO™ winner is not the only one celebrating! Saturday’s LOTTO drawing produced the 1,000th jackpot-winning ticket since the game’s inception in April 1988, resulting in a bonus commission of $150,000 for the retailer that sold the winning ticket.
“We are very excited to be celebrating our 1,000th jackpot winning ticket. This is not only a win for the lucky FLORIDA LOTTO player, but also for the retailer that sold the winning ticket.” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell.
The winning numbers were 2-11-15-19-24-26 and the XTRA® multiplier was 5. The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K, located at 1848 Capital Circle N.E. in Tallahassee.
According to McMullen, he has been playing the same six LOTTO numbers for more than 10 years. It has always been understood that any jackpot winnings would be shared among the family. “This is definitely our most memorable Christmas ever,” said McMullen.
The Florida Lottery is reporting that the single winning ticket for Christmas Eve's $50 million Florida Lotto jackpot was sold at a Circle K store in Tallahassee.
The winning numbers are: 2-11-15-19-24-26 Multipler X5.
The next Florida Lotto jackpot is $2 million and will be drawn on December 28.