FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
ST. PETERSBURG WOMAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE $2,000,000 CASHWORD SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Dana Butina, 35, of St. Petersburg, claimed a $2 million top prize from the $2,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,475,000.00.
Butina purchased her winning ticket from Winn-Dixie, located at 11100 4th Street North in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 Scratch-Off game, $2,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in August 2017 and features six top prizes of $2 million and over 6,000 prizes between $1,000 to $2 million. The overall odds of winning are one-in-3.38.
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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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 $68 billion in prizes and made more than 2,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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