FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
OCALA MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Robert Howard, 31, of Ocala, claimed a $500 a week top prize from the $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Howard chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $405,000.00. He purchased his winning ticket from Shas Bala Corp Inc, located at 9433 Southeast Maricamp Road in Ocala.
The $1 Scratch-Off game, $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched in July and features more than $19 million in total cash prizes. Overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.
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 $36 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 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 $66.9 billion in prizes and made more than 2,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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