The Florida Lottery announces that Ernesto Montesino, of Miami Beach, claimed his $700,000 share of the $1.4 million LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot from the February 20, 2018, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The other jackpot-winning ticket, sold in Lake Wales, was claimed on February 23.
Montesino chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $495,762.75. He purchased his winning LUCKY MONEY Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 1920 West Avenue in Miami Beach. The retailer received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be held tonight, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $550,000 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.