Lady Luck Delivers $247 Million Lotto Prize In Fort Myers

A $247 million winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased in Fort Myers, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Ian, three weeks after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall.

The ticket, which was purchased at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Colonial Boulevard, was among two matching all six numbers during last Friday’s (October 14) $494 million drawing, which will be split after another player won with a ticket purchased at a 7-Eleven store in San Jose, California.

“This win feels slightly more meaningful,” Florida Lottery officials said.