FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
TWO PLAYERS CLAIM $1 MILLION PRIZES PLAYING
THE $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Lucina Gaona, 46, of Fort Meade; and Tiburcio Mayen, 36, of Miami, each claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Both winners chose to receive their winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $748,000.00.
Gaona purchased her winning ticket from Presco of Homeland Food Store, located at 6005 Highway 17 South in Homeland. Mayen purchased his winning ticket from Bravo Supermarket, located at 6819 Miramar Parkway in Miramar. The retailers will each receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $25 game, $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH, launched in February and features more than $549 million in total cash prizes, including two top prizes of $10 million and 46 prizes of $1 million! Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.89.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $31 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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