Pompano Beach man claims $1.5 million MEGA MONEY™ jackpot

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Alvin Forrester, 64, of Pompano Beach, claimed the May 2, 2014, MEGA MONEY jackpot of $1.5 million at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for his winnings, in the amount of $1,157,521.02.

Forrester purchased his MEGA MONEY ticket at Food Plus Food Store, located at 2691 N. Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach. The retailer received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

This ticket marks the 43rd jackpot-winning ticket purchased in Broward County since the latest version of MEGA MONEY began in 2004. Total ticket sales from this drawing generated more than $1.7 million for Florida students and schools.

The next MEGA MONEY drawing will be Friday, May 9, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $550,000 jackpot. The MEGA MONEY drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. 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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