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Jacksonville-based trust claims $22M lotto prize

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Jacksonville-based trust has claimed a $22 million jackpot in the Florida Lotto, officials announced Monday.

Kazeem Adedotun, 62, trustee of The Crown Royale Trust, claimed the prize from the Nov. 18 drawing as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $15,314,895.87. 

The jackpot-winning ticket was purchased from the Circle K at 2615 St. Johns Bluff Road South in Jacksonville. The retailer received a bonus commission of $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.
 
Total ticket sales for this series of Florida Lotto rollovers generated more than $24.1 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF). 
 
The next Florida Lotto drawing will be held Wednesday at 11:15 p.m. with a $5.5 million jackpot. 

Florida Lotto drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. 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.