FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
HIALEAH WOMAN TURNS $5 INTO $500,000 PLAYING
THE $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Libia Fernandez, 78, of Hialeah, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She purchased her winning ticket from New Hialeah Supermarket, located at 3201 East 4th Avenue in Hialeah.
The $5 game $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY launched in April and features over $69.4 million in prizes including eight top prizes of $500,000. The game?s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.06.
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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $36 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 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 $66.9 billion in prizes and made more than 2,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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