FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PALMETTO WOMAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE AFTER PLAYING THE
$20 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Sonya Bacon, 49, of Palmetto, claimed a $5 million top prize in the $5,000,000 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,840,000.00.
Bacon purchased her winning ticket from Bradenton BP, located at 5942 14th Street West in Bradenton. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $5,000,000 MONOPOLY FLORIDA EDITION features more than $346 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5,000,000 and 20 prizes of $1 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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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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