Davie woman claims $2M raffle win

A Davie woman claimed her $2 million 25th Anniversary Millionaire Raffle grand prize at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee Thursday afternoon.

Elva Siddique, 56, purchased the winning ticket at Publix, located at 225 S. Flamingo Road in Plantation.

 Siddique told lottery officials she and her husband purchased the $20 raffle tickets each week since the game launched on Nov. 9.

“None of our tickets were winners in the drawings leading up to the Grand Prize drawing, so we weren’t very optimistic that we would win. Yet, after seeing the ‘Winning Ticket Sold Here’ sign posted in the Publix where I bought my tickets, I thought the winning ticket could be ours,” she told them.


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 “This is truly a blessing, we are very grateful we won.”

 Along with the grand prize, 560 other prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 were awarded in the raffle held on Dec. 31. Additionally, this year’s Raffle offered six weekly drawings in which a $1 million prize and fifty $1,000 prizes were won.

All winning numbers are available on the Florida Lottery website at www.flalottery.com.