Tallahassee Man Claims $1 Million Dollar Powerball Prize

By: Florida Lottery Communications Release Email
By: Florida Lottery Communications Release Email

Tallahassee, Florida- August 20, 2012

The Florida Lottery announces that Robert Riedel, 63, of Tallahassee, claimed a $1 million POWERBALL® prize from the August 11th drawing. Riedel’s winning ticket was sold at Circle K, located at 3600 Shamrock West in Tallahassee. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million POWERBALL Quick Pick ticket.

More than 138,000 Florida players won between $4 and $1 million in the Saturday, August 11, POWERBALL draw. The multi-state lottery game is sold in Florida and 43 other states and districts across the United States. POWERBALL is a product of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).

The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Wednesday, August 22, at 10:59 p.m. ET with a $50 million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.

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ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA

Florida has the strongest POWERBALL with Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $1.6 billion, yielding $658 million in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $619 million in prizes, including four jackpot winners.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 99 percent of its revenue into the state’s economy through prize payouts, donations to education, and money paid to Florida retailers. In 2011, playing Florida Lottery games made 79 people millionaires. Since its beginning in 1988, the Florida Lottery has transferred billions of dollars to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, investing in Florida's future leaders through school construction, K-12 classroom support and more than 550,000 Bright Futures scholarships. The games of the Florida Lottery are designed to fuel excitement while funding tomorrow. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.

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Photo Caption: $1 million POWERBALL winner Robert Riedel poses with his wife, Maryann, after claiming his prize.


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