FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
OAKLAND TREE LLC CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
FROM THE $5,000,000 LUCK SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that George Horvath, 60, of Fort Lauderdale, managing member of Oakland Tree LLC, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game after mailing in their winning ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Oakland Tree LLC chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,815,000.00.
The winning Scratch-Off ticket was purchased from Stop & Save, located at 404-406 South Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, $5,000,000 LUCK, launched in September 2019 and features more than $329 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
Florida Lottery offices will reopen to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $5,000 or more on Tuesday, September 22. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players with prizes valued $600 - $4,999 can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to enhance education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 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 $71 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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