Alabama man wins $2 million lottery prize

Published 3:24 pm Friday, December 16, 2022

An Alabama man has claimed a $2 million lottery prize after picking five correct numbers in a lottery drawing from the summer.

On Thursday, the Florida Lottery announced that Nekevie Guilford, 42, of Clio, Alabama, claimed a $2 million prize from the July 29, 2022 MEGA MILLIONS® drawing at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Mega Ball number.

Guilford purchased his winning MEGA MILLIONS with Megaplier Quick Pick ticket at Big Boss Stores, located at 2396 US Highway 331 South in Defuniak Springs. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning MEGA MILLIONS ticket.

Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $938.7 million for education and has awarded more than $973 million in prizes to 68.7 million players. The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $429 million jackpot.