FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
TAMPA WOMAN WINS $1 MILLION PRIZE;
PLANS TO PURCHASE HER DREAM HOME
~ Player Wins $1 Million Playing $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off Game! ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Wanda Brana, 55, of Tampa, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $760,000.00.
Brana expressed how grateful she is to have won this $1 million prize, and shared that she already has big plans for her winnings, "I have been renting for years, but now I'm finally able to afford a house for my family and me!"
Brana purchased her winning ticket from Rome Food Mart, located at 1615 West Sligh Avenue in Tampa. The retailer will receive a $2,000 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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $39 billion to enhance 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 $75.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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