FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
NO JOKE, TAMPA MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE IN
$10,000,000 FORTUNE SCRATCH-OFF GAME ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY!
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that William Farrell, 60, of Tampa, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FORTUNE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Farrell chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $792,000.00. He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 5901 Memorial Highway in Tampa. "This is no April Fool?s Day joke, this is real, very real," said Farrell.
The $25 Scratch-Off game, $10,000,000 FORTUNE, launched on February 23, and features more than $623 million in total cash prizes, including 46 prizes of $1 million and four prizes of $10 million. 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 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 $29 billion to education and sending more than 725,000 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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