FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
NAPLES MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE
IN THE FLORIDA 100X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Brooks Weber, 60, of Naples, claimed a $1 million prize in the 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.
Weber purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 1353 3rd Street South in Naples. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $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.
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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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