FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
LONGWOOD WOMAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
PLAYING $500,000 HOLIDAY MILLIONS SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Patricia Cobey, 59, of Longwood, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 HOLIDAY MILLIONS Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 301 West Road in Ocoee.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 HOLIDAY MILLIONS, launched in October 2016, and features more than 2.9 million prizes, including eight top prizes of $500,000! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.06.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $30 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 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 $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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