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2 Tampa Bay area men win $2 million playing Florida Lottery's MEGA MILLIONS

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 12:09:32-05

Two Tampa Bay area men claimed $2 million playing the Florida Lottery's MEGA MILLIONS® game.

The Florida Lottery announced that Robert Crabtree, 36, of Largo, and Heriberto Reyes, 47, of Lutz, won the money from the drawings held on January 12 and 19, 2021, using a secured drop box located at the Tampa District Office.

The winning tickets matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Mega Ball.

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Crabtree purchased his Quick Pick winning ticket at MD Oriental Market, located at 7580 49th Street North in Pinellas Park. Reyes purchased his Quick Pick winning ticket at Publix, located at 16560 North Nebraska Avenue in Lutz. Each retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning tickets.

Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $650 million for education, and has awarded more than $719.5 million in prizes to 55.2 million players. The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held tomorrow, February 26, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $30 million jackpot.