FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
LAKE WORTH MAN WINS TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE NEW FLORIDA 50X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Henry Vasquez Perez, 46, of Lake Worth, claimed the second of eight $2 million top prizes in the new FLORIDA 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,600,000.00.
Vasquez Perez purchased his winning ticket from Supermercados El Bodegon, located at 4704 Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm Beach. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game, FLORIDA 50X THE CASH, launched on January 15, and features more than $162 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $2 million! Overall odds of winning are one-in-3.46.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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