FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
FORT MYERS MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE
IN THE FLORIDA 100X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Adam Janowski, 67, of Fort Myers, claimed a $1 million prize in the new FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.00.
An avid Florida Lottery player, Janowski was still surprised when he saw that he won. "I thought I was going to have a heart attack! I couldn't believe it!"
Janowski purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 7950 Dani Drive in Fort Myers. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The new $30 game, FLORIDA 100X THE CASH, launched on February 26, and features eight top prizes of $15 million - the largest Scratch-Off top prize ever offered by the Florida Lottery! The game also offers 20 prizes of $1 million. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.59.
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 $33 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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