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North Port resident wins big with Florida Lottery

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Mar 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-30 12:51:46-04

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — On Thursay, the Florida Lottery announces David Dowell, of North Port, claimed a $1 million prize from MEGA MILLIONS.

Dowell purchased his winning ticket at a Publix located at South Sumter Boulevard in North Port.

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The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning MEGA MILLIONS ticket.    

Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than a billion dollars for education.

They have also awarded more than $978.4 million in prizes to 69.4 million players.

The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Friday, March 31, at 11:00 p.m., ET with an estimated $355 million jackpot.