FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
TARPON SPRINGS MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE NEW THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Timothy Mangan, 60, of Tarpon Springs, claimed a $1 million top prize from the new THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
Mangan purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 36301 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $965 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2018-19.
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