FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
OCALA WOMAN WINS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS PLAYING
HOLIDAY GIFTS SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Christine Lore, 44, of Ocala, claimed a top prize in the $5 Scratch-Off game $500,000 HOLIDAY GIFTS at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. She purchased her winning ticket from Pack A Sack, located at 18200 East Highway 40 in Silver Springs.
The Florida Lottery's is currently offering the HOLIDAY GIFTS family of Scratch-Off games, ranging in price from $1 to $10 with top prizes between $10,000 to $2 million. In total, the games offer more than $139 million in cash prizes. HOLIDAY GIFTS Scratch-Off games make wonderful stocking stuffers or can be a great addition to any gift!
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 67 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $632 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2014-15.
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 97 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 $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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