FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
THREE ORLANDO-AREA PLAYERS EACH CLAIM $1 MILLION SCRATCH-OFF PRIZES IN 2021
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Thach Randazzo, Georgie Negron Marrero, and Luis Curet, all of Orlando, each claimed a $1 million Scratch-Off prize using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office.
Randazzo purchased her winning $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION Scratch-Off ticket from Winn Dixie, located at 340 South State Road 434 in Altamonte Springs. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $700,000. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Negron Marrero purchased his winning THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off ticket from Save A Ton, located at 1095 West State Road 434, in Winter Springs. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $790,000. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Curet purchased his winning 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off ticket from Mobil, located at 1979 East Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $890,000. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
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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