The Florida Lottery announces that Barbara Wares, 67, of St. Petersburg, claimed the $5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on September 19, 2018, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Wares chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,298,421.67. The jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket was purchased from St. Thomas Food Mart, located at 935 49th Street North in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $40,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $5.5 million jackpot. FLORIDA LOTTO drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and on the Lottery’s YouTube channel. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.