Longwood woman collects FANTASY 5 top prize

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Helen Nguyen, 40, of Longwood, claimed the $241,738.31 FANTASY 5® top prize from the March 26, 2014, drawing at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Her winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Discount Tobacco Outlet, located at 200 N. Highway 17-92 in Longwood. Total ticket sales for the March 26 FANTASY 5 drawing generated more than $311,000 for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

Nguyen plans to use her winnings to fund her children’s college education.

The next FANTASY 5 drawing will be held tonight at 11:15 p.m. ET. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state, including WKMG (CBS) and WTMO (Telemundo) in the Orlando area, and are available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY. 

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $26 billion to education and sending more than 650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

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