FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
ST. PETERSBURG MAN WINS $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that John Graves, 47, of St. Petersburg, claimed a top prize in the $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Graves chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $840,177.00. He purchased his winning ticket from RaceTrac, located at 2227 28th Street North in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $2 Scratch-Off game, $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on June 16 and features more than $56 million in prizes. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.44.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 67 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $632 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2014-15.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $28 billion to education and sending more than 700,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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