FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
JACKSONVILLE WOMAN CLAIMS FIRST $2 MILLION TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE NEW $10 HOLIDAY LUCK SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jacquelyn James, 64, of Jacksonville, claimed the first $2 million top prize from the new $2,000,000 HOLIDAY LUCK Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,530,000.00.
James purchased her winning ticket from Joes Food Mart, located at 15411 North Main Street in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game, $2,000,000 HOLIDAY BONUS, launched in October and gives players the chance to win over $62.5 million in prizes, including two top prizes of $2 million! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.39.
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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