FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
JACKSONVILLE MAN WINS SECOND
SCRATCH-OFF TOP PRIZE IN THREE YEARS
~ Claims a $5 Million Prize Three Years After Winning a $1 Million Prize! ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Munib Garvanovic, 56, of Jacksonville, claimed a $5 million top prize from the 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee, three years after claiming a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game! He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,450,000.00.
Garvanovic says he purchases his tickets from the same convenience store every time. "I love playing the Lottery at my local Gate store! Every November I play my favorite Scratch-Off games because I feel it brings me extra luck," he said. "This is the second time in three years that this store has made me a winner!"
Garvanovic purchased his winning ticket from Gate, located at 1001 Monument Road in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $10,000 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 $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players 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 $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $72.5 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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