FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
QUINCY WOMAN CLAIMS $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Joyce Coleman, 65, of Quincy, claimed a top prize in the $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Coleman chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $416,665.34. She purchased her winning ticket from Ken's Country Store, located at 3780 Attapulgus Highway in Quincy.
The $1 game, $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE, has more than seven million winning tickets and more than 400,000 prizes from $10 to $100. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.
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 $29 billion to education and sending more than 725,000 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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