FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
OCKLAWAHA MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE PLAYING THE
$5,000,000 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Willie Metcalf, 57, of Ocklawaha, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.
Metcalf purchased his winning ticket from Lake Weir Grocery, located at 13521 County Road 25 in Ocklawaha. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $5,000,000 MONOPOLY FLORIDA EDITION, launched in July 2016, and features more than $346 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5,000,000 and 20 prizes of $1 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.
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