FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
LAKE WORTH MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
IN THE NEW EXTRA PLAY SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Billy Blackburn, 30, of Lake Worth, claimed a $500,000 top prize in the EXTRA PLAY Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Citgo, located at 8957 Lake Worth Road in Lake Worth.
Blackburn said he was still in shock over his win, and shared that he plans to use his prize money to help his church and family members.
The $5 game, EXTRA PLAY, offers more than $58 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $500,000. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.99.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2017-18.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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