FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE $2,000,000 CASHWORD SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Kathleen Knorr, 35, of Lehigh Acres, claimed a top prize in the $2,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,600,000.00.
Knorr purchased the winning ticket from Publix, located at 5781 Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 Scratch-Off game, $2,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in August 2017 and features six top prizes of $2 million and over 6,000 prizes between $1,000 to $2 million. The overall odds of winning are one-in-3.38.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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