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Florida woman wins $ 2 million in the Mega Millions lottery twice on the same day

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A woman in Florida has become a multimillionaire after winning two lottery tickets on the same day earlier this month.

The Florida Lottery announced the player’s win in a press release earlier this week. The publication identified the winner as Susan Fitton, a 64-year-old woman from Boca Raton, southeast Florida.

According to the Florida Lottery, Fitton bought two Mega Millions worth $ 2 million using Megaplier tickets at a Prip Mart in Boca Raton. She later requested the tickets after a drawing at the West Palm Beach County Office on September 14th.

According to the press release, Fitton’s tickets “matched all five white ball numbers, but not the Mega Ball”.

A woman in Florida requested two Mega Millions lottery tickets worth $ 2 million earlier this month. Above, a Mega Millions lottery ticket is sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
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However, the tickets’ megaplier features helped increase Fitton’s profits, said Meredyth Hope Norman, communications manager for the Florida Lottery The Miami Herald. The function can result in the income of a ticket being multiplied up to five times.

“The Megaplier number for the September 14th drawing was 2, which doubled Fitton’s prize from $ 1 million to $ 2 million,” Norman told the newspaper. “But she bought two tickets with the same number, so it was $ 4 million.”

Fitton spent a total of $ 18 to purchase the two winning tickets, the newspaper reported.

News week reached out to the Florida Lottery for further comment but received no response prior to publication.

Florida Lottery said in its release that the Prip Mart where Fitton bought her lottery tickets will be granted a bonus of $ 10,000 for the role she played in selling the winning tickets.

The Florida Lottery was first launched in the mid-1980s with the aim of “generating additional funds for public education” within the state. The organization said it allocated more than $ 40 billion to support education in Florida and helped more than 880,000 college students through a scholarship program called Bright Futures.

The organization’s Mega Millions component began in 2013, with an estimated $ 761 million of the total amount donated by the Florida Lottery for educational purposes coming from the program.

The lottery says on its website that it “turned more than 3,000 people into millionaires,” with more than $ 75 billion in lottery ticket winnings paid out over the years.

Prior to Fitton’s win earlier this month, Michael Rees was the last person to announce the Florida Lottery as the Mega Millions winner, winning a $ 1 million ticket after a June drawing. The Florida Lottery’s first Mega Millions winners of the year were announced in February after two men won a $ 2 million ticket each after drawing in mid-January.