FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
JACKSONVILLE MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE IN THE
$500,000 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Edward Moore, 54, of Jacksonville, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 MONOPOLYTM FLORIDA EDITION Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Kangaroo Express, located at 9615 Heckscher Drive in Jacksonville.
When asked what is he planning on doing with his winnings, Moore said, "I'm thinking about putting this money towards the purchase of a house, a motorhome would be nice, but most definitely I'll be taking my family on a 21 day cruise vacation."
The new $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 MONOPOLY FLORIDA EDITION, launched on July 5, and features more than $84 million in prizes, including 12 top prizes of $500,000! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.98.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.
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