FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
JACKSONVILLE WOMAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE IN THE
$10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Grace Jones, 69, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $748,000.00.
Jones purchased her winning ticket from King Food Discount, located at 31 Seminole Road in Atlantic Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $25 game, $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH, launched in February and features more than $549 million in total cash prizes, including two top prizes of $10 million and 46 prizes of $1 million! Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.89.Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
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