~ Tonight’s POWERBALL Jackpot is $240 Million ~
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Gerardo Salazar, 42, of Coral Springs has claimed a $2 million POWERBALL® with Power Play® prize from the Saturday, June 9 drawing. Salazar is the sixth Florida player to match 5-of-5 numbers on a POWERBALL with Power Play® ticket and win the $2 million prize. The winning numbers from Saturday night’s POWERBALL draw were 18-22-45-56-57, and the Powerball was 27.
The winning ticket was sold at Publix, located at 6890 Miramar Parkway in Miramar. The retailer received a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the $2 million POWERBALL with Power Play ticket.
More than 128,000 Florida players won between $4 and $10,000 in the Saturday, June 9, POWERBALL draw. Florida had the most winners of any other POWERBALL state in this weekend’s drawing. The multi-state lottery game is sold in Florida and 43 other states and districts across the United States. POWERBALL is a product of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held tonight, June 13, at 10:59 p.m. ET with a $240 million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee at 10:59 p.m. ET 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 $1.4 billion, yielding $557 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 $570 million in prizes, including four jackpot winners.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 99 percent of its revenue into the state’s economy through prize payouts, donations 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 550,000 Bright Futures scholarships. The games of the Florida Lottery are designed to fuel excitement while funding tomorrow. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.
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