Lottery Winner Purchases Ticket at South Tampa Store
The Elite Mart is at 3501 S. Dale Mabry in Tampa.
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The Florida Lottery announces Michael Huynh, 38, of Tampa, claimed the December 18 MEGA MONEY™ jackpot of $550,000 at Florida Lottery headquarters. Huynh chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for his winnings, in the amount of $459,868.52.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Elite Mart, 3501 South Dale Mabry Highway located in Tampa. The retailer received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning MEGA MONEY ticket.
This ticket was the 20th jackpot-winning MEGA MONEY ticket sold in Hillsborough County since 2004. Since the last time a player won a MEGA MONEY jackpot, sales from the game have generated more than $648,000 for education in Florida.
The next MEGA MONEY drawing will be held Friday, December 21, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $500,000 jackpot. The MEGA MONEY drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state, including WTSP (CBS) in the Tampa area, and are 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.