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$3 MILLION LUCKY LINES™ WINNER CLAIMS CASH PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery today announced that LUCKY LINES™ winner, Pedro Mendez, 41, of Miami claimed a $3 million top prize. The winner purchased his top-prize winning ticket, a $5 play, from Pamen Liquor Store, located at 9537 West Flagler Street in Miami. The retailer will receive a bonus incentive of $10,000 for selling the top-prize winning ticket.
LUCKY LINES is an instant-win Terminal game, meaning that it is purchased through a Lottery Terminal, that offers players the opportunity to win big jackpot prizes without having to wait for a drawing. LUCKY LINES tickets may be purchased for $1, $2, $3 or $5. Players must select their play amount and seven numbers, or choose Quick Pick. Similar to Bingo, players must match three to seven of their numbers together in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on the game board to win. Or, players may win double-their-money-back if all of their seven numbers are not touching on the game board.
Top prizes range from $400,000 for a $1 play to $3 million for a $5 play. All prizes are made in a one-time, lump-sum cash payment. Prizes of less than $600 may be claimed at a Lottery retailer. Prizes of up to $250,000 may be claimed at any Florida Lottery district office. Prizes of more than $250,000 must be claimed at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 99 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 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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