FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
JACKSONVILLE MAN BEGINS THE NEW YEAR $500,000 RICHER
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Wayne Gaulding, 65, of Jacksonville, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 HOLIDAY MILLIONS Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Welcome Food Store, located at 11531 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 15 in Jacksonville.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 HOLIDAY MILLIONS, launched in October, 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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
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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