FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
DESTIN WOMAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE IN THE
$5 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Rebecca Adams, 22, of Destin, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000.00.
Adams purchased her winning ticket from Texaco Food Shop, located at 248 Main Street in Destin. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, MONOPOLY JACKPOT, launched in July, and features more than $32 million in prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.98.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 billion to education and sending more than 800,000 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 $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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