FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
MONTVERDE WOMAN CELEBRATES LEAP DAY
WITH A $2 MILLION SCRATCH-OFF PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Mary Ward, 72, of Montverde, claimed a top prize in the $2,000,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Ward chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,510,000.00. She purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 13900 County Road 455 in Clermont. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game, $2,000,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER, offers more than $164 million in prizes and more than 6.3 million winning tickets. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.46.
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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