Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 10, 2016, 11:02 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Two tickets, from Miami and Fort Myers, share $75 million jackpot

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: Two tickets, from Miami and Fort Myers, share $75 million jackpot

Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $75 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

The winning tickets were bought in the cities of Fort Myers and Miami, officials said. A total of 381 tickets matched five numbers to win $4,802.50; 20,788 tickets matched four numbers for $71.50; and 417,176 tickets matched three numbers for $5.

The two winning tickets were sold at the Exxon Tiger Food Mart in Fort Myers and Roque Station Enterprise in Miami.

Both lucky ticket holders can claim half of the state's 10th highest lottery prize. They can choose between a pretax 21-point-6 million dollar lump sum payout, or about 1-point-3 million a year for the next 30 years.

The two retailers will split a 10-thousand-dollar prize for their lucky sales.

Lotto officials say more than 30-thousand tickets were being sold each minute at the peak of sales last night. Nearly 30 (M) million tickets were sold since Wednesday when yet another rollover sent the jackpot higher.

About 52 (M) million dollars worth of ticket-sale revenue will go to Florida's education coffers.

The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday: 12-13-21-31-37-47.

Wire Reports

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

Posted 13 years ago. No comments.
Page 1 of 1