Florida’s Third Mega Millions Jackpot Winner
RELEASE DATE: 2/15/2023
Tallahassee - Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that the managing member of Pineapple Trust, Pamela Baker, 44, of Bonita Springs, claimed their share of the $494 million Mega Millions® jackpot from the drawing held Friday, October 14, 2022. The winner chose to receive the prize as a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $126,004,016.00.
The October 14, 2022, Mega Millions winning numbers were 09 - 22 - 26 - 41 - 44 and the Mega Ball was 19. The jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 2980 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The retailer received a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
“The Florida Lottery is thrilled to congratulate our third Mega Millions jackpot winner,” said Secretary John Davis. “This series of jackpot rollovers was not only life-changing for this player, it also allowed us to contribute more than $25 million to education that will greatly benefit our state's students and schools.”
Since joining Mega Millions in 2013, the game has generated more than $1.01 billion for education, and has awarded more than $978.4 million in prizes to over 69.4 million players. The next Mega Millions drawing will be held Friday, February 17, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $84 million jackpot.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $43 billion to enhance education and sending more than 950,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $85.8 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com
Media contact: Florida Lottery Communications, (850) 487-7727