FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727Communications@flalottery.com
TWO COASTAL PLAYERS WIN $1 MILLION TOP PRIZES
AFTER PLAYING THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Michael Swartz, of Hudson, and Richard Speights, of Cape Coral, each claimed $1 million top prizes from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game. Swartz mailed his winning ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee and Speights used a secured drop box located at the Fort Myers District Office. Swartz and Speights each chose to receive their winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $790,000.
Swartz purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 5202 West Sligh Avenue in Tampa. Speights purchased his winning ticket from South 41 Bingo, located at 12011 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Each retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $73.2 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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