FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
BREVARD COUNTY MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Juan Santana, 45, of Palm Bay, claimed a $500 a week top prize from the $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Santana chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $405,000.00. He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 900 Malabar Road Southwest in Palm Bay.
The $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game launched in July and features more than $19 million in total cash prizes. Overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.
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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