Miami woman claim first Florida Lotto Jackpot of the new year

16 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot Winner
Posted at 9:09 PM, Jan 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-09 16:19:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (LOTTO)-- The Florida Lottery announces that Janet Reddick, 50, of Miami, claimed the $16 million FLORIDA LOTTO™ jackpot from the drawing held on January 2, 2013. Reddick chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $11,176,967.45.

Reddick, a long time Lottery fan, plans to keep her job and continue living her life the way she always has. “I wouldn’t have anything to do if I stayed home,” she said. She will also keep playing FLORIDA LOTTO and other Lottery games. “I found out that I won, played again right then and there, and I will continue to play like I did before I won - every Wednesday and Saturday,” Reddick added.

Mercado Miami, located in Terminal F of the Miami International Airport, will receive a bonus commission of $65,000 for selling the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. Total ticket sales for this jackpot generated more than $16 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be tonight, January 9, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $3 million jackpot. FLORIDA LOTTO drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state, including WPLG (ABC) and WSCV (Telemundo) in Miami. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.