FIRST LUCKY MONEY™ JACKPOT WINNER CLAIMS $2 MILLION PRIZE
Charles Engelhardt poses with his wife and oversized check after claiming his $2 million LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot prize.
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Charles Engelhardt, 66, of Sparr, claimed the July 25, 2014, LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot of $2 million at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for his winnings, in the amount of $1,442,664.80.
This is not Engelhardt’s first experience claiming a big Florida Lottery prize; he and his wife made the same trip to Tallahassee in 1992 to claim a $228,231 FANTASY 5® top prize. The newly retired couple plans on traveling together and spoiling their grandchildren with their winnings.
Engelhardt purchased his LUCKY MONEY ticket at Publix, located at 5400 Southwest College Road, Suite 200 in Ocala. The retailer received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be Tuesday, August 5, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $900,000 jackpot. The LUCKY 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.
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