FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
JACKSONVILLE WOMAN CLAIMS FIRST TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE NEW $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Susie Jones, 69, of Jacksonville, claimed the first top prize from the $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at the Jacksonville District Office. Jones purchased her winning ticket from Winn-Dixie, located at 8560 Argle Forest Boulevard in Jacksonville. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $465,000.00.
Players have a chance to win more than $15 million in cash prizes playing the new $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game! For just $1, players can win up to five times or win all five prizes shown if they reveal the Money Bag symbol. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
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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