FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
21-YEAR-OLD WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE $2,000,000 CASHWORD SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Marilu Aguirre, 21, of Zolfo Springs, claimed a top prize in the $2,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,600,000.00.
Aguirre purchased her winning ticket from Racetrac, located at 24401 Sandhill Boulevard in Port Charlotte. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 Scratch-Off game, $2,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in August 2017, and features six top prizes of $2 million and over 6,000 prizes of $1,000 to $2 million! The overall odds of winning are one-in-3.38.
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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