Jacksonville gains another millionaire after man wins big playing Mega Millions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 48-year-old Jacksonville man is a whole lot richer this week after claiming a $1 million Mega Millions prize.

The Florida Lottery said Junior Francois matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Mega Ball.

Francois purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at a Winn-Dixie on Fort Caroline Road. The store will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

There have been a surprising amount of lottery winners from the Jacksonville area over the last several months. In September, at least seven people claimed top prizes.

PHOTOS: Florida Lottery winners from Jacksonville area

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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $40 billion to enhance education and sending more than 880,000 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 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $77.6 billion in prizes and more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a digital reporter and content creator.

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