FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PANAMA CITY WOMAN CLAIMS $500,000 TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE $500,000 PAYDAY SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Linda Shannon, 68, of Panama City, 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 Express Lane, located at 16935 Panama City Beach Parkway in Panama City.
The $5 game, $500,000 PAYDAY launched in September 2018 and 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.
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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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