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Lee County man wins $15.5 million Florida Lottery jackpot

Posted: 4:44 PM, Feb 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 21:44:00Z
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ESTERO, Fla. — TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announced that a man in Estero, Florida claimed the $15.5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on February 6, 2019, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

Niranjan Patel, 41, of Estero, chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $10,539,204.33.

The jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket was purchased from Publix, located at 2465 Glades Circle in Weston. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.