FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
FLORIDA LOTTERY PLAYER WINS $500,000 SCRATCH-OFF PRIZE
TWO MONTHS AFTER WINNING NEW CAR
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Vickie Gant, 57, of Hudson, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 11400 Ridge Road in New Port Richey.
In the fall of 2015, Gant participated in the FANTASY 5 College Football Second Chance Promotion and in the grand prize drawing held in December, she was selected as the Seminoles winner of a brand new 2016 KIA Sorrento EX.
The $5 game, $500,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLER launched on January 12 and features more than 7.5 million winning tickets and more than $113 million in total cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.23.
For a limited time, players who enter their non-winning FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER tickets in the Cash Multiplier Second Chance Promotion will receive up to 20 entries per ticket for a chance to win cash prizes of up to $25,000. Number of entries differs by game. Players who visit the Lottery's Facebook page have the chance to view Promo Codes they can use to get 20 extra entries. Three second chance drawings remain. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 67 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $632 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2014-15.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $29 billion to education and sending more than 725,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 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 $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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