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Two Tamarac Residents Win Florida Lottery This Year

In case you missed it, Tamarac – indeed South Florida – has had quite the winning Lottery year.

Back in May, Ryan Fizzano, a 21-year-old Tamarac resident, claimed his over $2 million share of the $4.25 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot. Mr. Fizzano chose to receive a one-time lump-sum payment of $1,792,420.10. He purchased the winning FLORIDA LOTTO® Quick Pick ticket from the Plantation Winn-Dixie located at 901 North Nob Hill Road.

Then, just a few months later, Alan Stein, a 55-year-old Tamarac resident claimed the $2.5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on August 26, 2020. Mr. Stein also chose to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment; in his case, the payment amounted to $2,106,750.41. He purchased the winning FLORIDA LOTTO® ticket from Publix located at 5881 University Drive in Tamarac.

Each retailer will receive a bonus commission for selling the winning ticket; the Plantation Winn-Dixie will receive $25,000 and the Tamarac Publix will receive $30,000.

In late September, according to Local10, two Broward County men, 53-year-old Joshua Smith of Fort Lauderdale and 58-year-old Paolo Ferorelli of Pompano Beach, each won $1 million from scratch-off tickets. The retailers who sold these tickets will also receive bonus commissions.

About the Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery is now in its 32nd year. According to the Florida Lottery, 65% of the money spent on lottery tickets goes to prizes; nearly 27% goes to education, with the remainder funding administrative costs, vendors, and retailers. To learn more, visit

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