FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
WEWAHITCHKA MAN CLAIMS FIRST TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE NEW $500,000 SPECTACULAR SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Damien Hunter, 23, of Wewahitchka, claimed the first $500,000 top prize from the new $500,000 SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Creek Stop & Deli, located at 3050 Highway 71 North in Wewahitchka.
The $5 game, $500,000 SPECTACULAR, launched in August and offers more than $48.7 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $500,000. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03.
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 $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 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 transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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