FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
MISSOURI WOMAN WINS $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE PRIZE
WHILE VISITING FAMILY IN FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Demetria Mullen, 34, of Bethany, Missouri, claimed a top prize in the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,080,000.00.
Mullen purchased her winning ticket from Circle K, located at 3614 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, while visiting her father. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 Scratch-Off game, $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, features more than $148 million in total cash prizes! The game?s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35.
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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
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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