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Ocala woman claims $525,000 prize from Lottery’s Jackpot Triple Play game

An Ocala woman has claimed a $525,000 prize from the Florida Lottery’s Jackpot Triple Play game.

Yolanda Blocker, 45, claimed the jackpot from the drawing held on June 23 using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

Blocker chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $459,113.46. She purchased her jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket from Circle K, located at 3873 SW College Rd. in Ocala. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The next Jackpot Triple Play drawing will be held Tuesday, July 14 at 11:15 p.m. with a $250,000 jackpot. Drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings also are 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.

For $1, Jackpot Triple Play players get a triple chance to win the jackpot, as each ticket comes with three sets of numbers to match with the winning numbers drawn. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 46 for the first set and the second set will be randomly Quick Picked.

Jackpots start at $500,000 and can roll over to reach $2 million before rolling down to increase the lower-prize levels in each drawing until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the three or more numbers from the same set to the winning numbers drawn. Players can get an extra chance to win by combining all matches on the ticket by adding Combo for $1 more.

To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery’s secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 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 $69 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.

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