FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
ORLANDO WOMAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE 100X SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Clarivel Diaz, 54, of Orlando, claimed a $2 million top prize from the 100X Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee last week. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,605,000.00.
Diaz purchased her winning ticket from Murphy Express, located at 6150 South Goldenrod Road in Orlando. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game launched in January and gives players the opportunity to multiply the prize shown by up to 100 times! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.46.
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.
To help protect employees and players during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to mail them to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended by 90 days, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
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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