FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
CHIEFLAND WOMAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE PLAYING
THE $20 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Melissa Eager, 48, of Chiefland, claimed a $1 million prize in the new $20 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000.00.
Eager purchased her winning ticket from Shop & Hop, located at 7560 North U.S. Highway 19 in Fanning Springs. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, MONOPOLY JACKPOT, launched in September, and features more than $407.5 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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