FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
MIAMI GARDENS WOMAN RECEIVES A BIG BONUS
AFTER PLAYING THE BONUS TRIPLE MATCH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Stephanie Wright, 52, of Miami Gardens, claimed a $1 million top prize from the BONUS TRIPLE MATCH Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Miami District Office. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $875,000.00.
Wright purchased her winning ticket from BP, located at 13075 Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 game, BONUS TRIPLE MATCH, launched in August 2020, and offers more than $48.8 million in total cash prizes, including four top prizes of $1 million! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03.
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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