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CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
KEY WEST MAN WINS $1 MILLION PLAYING
$10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that George Blanco, 30, of Key West, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Blanco chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $731,475.20. He purchased his winning ticket from Southernmost Shell, located at 1900 North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $25 game, $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH, features more than 11 million winning tickets and more than $624 million in total cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.88.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 64 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $640 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2013-14.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $28 billion to education and sending more than 700,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $46 billion in prizes and made more than 1,400 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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