FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PEMBROKE PINES MAN CLAIMS FIRST TOP PRIZE
FROM THE CA$H DELUXE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Rafael Ramirez Gomez, 37, of Pembroke Pines, claimed the first $500,000 top prize from the CA$H DELUXE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 15801 Sheridan Street in Fort Lauderdale.
The $5 game, CA$H DELUXE, launched in December 2019 and offers six top prizes of $500,000, and features more than $48.7 million in 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 $36 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 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 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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