FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
BROWARD COUNTY MAN TURNS $5 INTO $1 MILLION
PLAYING THE FLORIDA 20X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jorge Fernandez, 32, of Miramar, claimed a $1 million top prize in the FLORIDA 20X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings in annual installments of $40,000 a year for 25 years.
Fernandez purchased his winning ticket from Winn Dixie, located at 17131 Miramar Parkway in Miramar. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 game, FLORIDA 20X THE CASH, launched on January 15, and features 14 top prizes of $1 million, and more than $110 million in cash prizes. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.22.
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.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 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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