FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
ROCKLEDGE MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION TOP PRIZE
PLAYING FLORIDA 50X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Richard Leone, of Rockledge, claimed a $2 million top prize in the FLORIDA 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his prize in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,600,000.00.
Leone purchased his winning ticket from Speedway located at 2045 Murrell Road in Rockledge. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game, FLORIDA 50X THE CASH, launched on January 15, and gives players the opportunity to multiply their winnings by up to 50 times. The game also offers over $162 million in cash prizes, plus eight $2 million top prizes. Overall odds of winning are one-in-3.46.
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 775,000 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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