FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
MIAMI WOMAN HAS $15 MILLION REASONS
TO CELEBRATE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Lisa Quilez, 48, of Miami, claimed a $15 million top prize from the FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Quilez chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $11,175,000.00.
The winning ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 20201 Southwest 127th Avenue in Miami. The retailer will receive a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, FLORIDA 100X THE CASH, launched in February, and features eight top prizes of $15 million ? the largest Scratch-Off top prize ever offered by the Florida Lottery! The game also offers 20 prizes of $1 million. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.59.
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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 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 $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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