FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PALATKA MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE NEW 50X SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Frank Bates, of Palatka, claimed a $1 million top prize from the new 50X Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $805,000.00.
Bates purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 720 South State Road 19 in Palatka. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 game, 50X, launched in January and features 12 top prizes of $1,000,000. The game also gives players the opportunity to multiply the prize shown by up to 50 times. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.19.
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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