FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
THE NEW $1,000,000 MONEY TREE SCRATCH-OFF GAME PROVES
FRUITFUL FOR ONE SEMINOLE COUNTY MAN
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jesse Poirier, 39, of Sanford, claimed the first $1 million top prize from the new $1,000,000 MONEY TREE Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.
Poirier purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 4900 West State Road 46 in Sanford. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 game, $1,000,000 MONEY TREE, launched in October and features more than $50 million in cash prizes, including 160 prizes of $10,000 to $1 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.00.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $72.5 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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