FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
LAKELAND MAN LEAVES CIRCLE K $1 MILLION RICHER
AFTER PLAYING THE NEW 200X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Joe Hayes, 61, of Lakeland, claimed a $1 million prize from the new 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $890,000.00.
Hayes purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 8324 U.S. Highway 98 North in Lakeland. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, 200X THE CASH, launched in September and features more than $446 million in cash prizes, including ten top prizes of $5 million! The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.96.
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 are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $5,000 or more. 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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