FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
EL PORTAL WOMAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
IN THE $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Chernea Mack, 42, of El Portal, FL, claimed a top prize in the $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Mack chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,040,000. She purchased her winning ticket from Kwik Stop, located at 18198 Northeast 19th Avenue in North Miami Beach. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on July 3, and features more than $103 million in total cash prizes and over 7.5 million winning tickets! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.95.
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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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 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 contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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