FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PALM BEACH COUNTY WOMAN TURNS $5 INTO $500,000
PLAYING THE $500,000 PAYDAY SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Helen Lucas, 37, of Lantana, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the $500,000 PAYDAY Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She purchased her winning ticket from Wawa, located at 3950 South Congress Avenue in Palm Springs.
Lucas says she's excited to put this money to good use, "I want to put a down payment on a house for me and my family!"
The $5 game, $500,000 PAYDAY, features six top prizes of $500,000 and over $57.9 million in total cash prizes. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03.
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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