Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs

Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs

Over the past two years Southwest Florida has been a lucky location for residents playing the Florida Lottery, Powerball and other lottery-based games. Here’s a look at some past winners from Southwest Florida. 


$396.9 million Powerball ticket sold in Bonita Springs: One lucky Powerball ticket sold in Bonita Springs matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Jan 29. Read more. 


Fort Myers man wins $1 million in Florida Lottery’s Gold Rush ticket: A Fort Myers man won $1 million playing the Florida Lottery, officials announced. He bought the ticket from Universal Supermarket, located at 18751 Three Oaks Parkway, Fort Myers in December. Read more. 

Winn-Dixie in Naples sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket: One person won $169,960 in June after purchasing a Fantasy 5 ticket at a Winn-Dixie. Read more. 

Naples man wins $1 million in Florida lottery scratch-off game: Jeffrey Brown, 62, of Naples, won a $1 million prize in the $20 Monopoly Jackpot scratch-off game in July. Read more. 

Sanibel man wins $2M on Powerball draw: A Sanibel man won the March 23 drawing of Florida Lottery’s Powerball. Read more. 

Florida Lotto: Estero man wins $15.5M jackpot: An Estero man  took home millions in Florida Lotto winnings in February. Read more. 


Fort Myers woman wins $6 million jackpot in Florida Lotto drawing Aug. 25

Joyce Joyner, 67, of Fort Myers, won the $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held Aug. 25. Read more. 

Also in 2018, the scratch-off games enabled several players to become millionaires:

• A Naples man won $1 million in the Florida 100X the Cash scratch-off game. Read more.

• A 19-year-old Bonita Springs man claimed a $15 million top prize in a scratch-off game. Read more. 

• A Fort Myers man won a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Doubler scratch-off game. Read more. 

Avi Adkins

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