FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PASCO COUNTY WOMAN CLAIMS FIRST TOP PRIZE FROM
THE NEW $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Amelia Garritani, 75, of Hudson, claimed the first $1,000 a week top prize from the new $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $810,000.00.
Garritani purchased her winning ticket from Racetrac, located at 9932 U.S. Highway 19 in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The new $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game launched on July 1 and features over 9.8 million winning tickets, including eight top prizes of $1,000 a week for life! Overall odds of winning are one-in-4.43.
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 $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 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 transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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