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TAMPA MAN IS FIRST TO CLAIM 25th ANNIVERSARY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ $1 MILLION PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Alfredo Lucas, 63, of Tampa, claimed his $1 million 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ prize at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased the winning ticket at Hess Express, located at 3611 West Bearss Avenue in Tampa.
“I play every day because you never know when it will be your day to win,” said Lucas. “I believe it only takes one ticket to win, so I buy one of each terminal game and hope that it’s my day.”
There are three weekly drawings remaining in the 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE and a Grand Prize drawing that will be held on December 31, 2012, in which one lucky player will win $2 million and 560 players will win prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
In the next weekly drawing, on December 10, another $1 million prize and 50 $1,000 prizes will be won. Tickets purchased from December 3 through December 9 will be eligible for this weekly drawing and the Grand Prize drawing. For more information about 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE, visit flalottery.com.
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The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 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 600,000 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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