TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Kurt Panouses, 63, of Indialantic, trustee of the MARCAR Trust, claimed the $16.5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on November 28, 2020, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

MARCAR Trust chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $13,648,711.36. The jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket was purchased at Winn-Dixie, located at 1105 Northeast Jensen Beach Boulevard in Jensen Beach. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held tomorrow, December 19, 2020, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $3 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 and on the Lottery’s YouTube channel. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to 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 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $72.5 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.