FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
VOLUSIA COUNTY WOMAN UNCOVERS A $500,000 TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE 20X CROSSWORD SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Carolyn Heath, 62, of Deltona, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the 20X CROSSWORD Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office. She purchased her winning ticket from Winn-Dixie, located at 1229 A Providence Boulevard in Deltona.
The $5 game, 20X CROSSWORD, launched in July 2020 and features over $113 million in total cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.99.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $73.2 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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