FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
WEST PALM BEACH MAN TAKES HOME $2 MILLION POWERBALL® WITH POWER PLAY® PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Robert M. Leach, 41, of West Palm Beach, claimed a $2 million POWERBALL® prize from the September 29th drawing. Leach’s winning ticket was purchased from Publix, located at 4075 North Haverhill Road in West Palm Beach. The retailer received a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the $2 million POWERBALL with Power Play® ticket.
Leach is the 10th Florida player to become a POWERBALL multi-millionaire since January when improvements were made to the POWERBALL game, including increasing the prize from $1 million to $2 million for matching 5 of 5 winning numbers on a POWERBALL with Power Play ticket. In total, Florida players have won 62 POWERBALL prizes of $1 million or more.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held tonight, October 3, at 10:59 p.m. ET with a $50 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 $1.7 billion, yielding $681 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 $633 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, 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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