FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PANAMA CITY MAN WINS $1 MILLION PLAYING
$10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Herschel Green, 56, of Panama City, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Green chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $794,310.16. He purchased his winning ticket from Tom Thumb, located at 4729 U.S. Highway 231 in Panama City. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Green said he is planning to donate ten percent of his winnings to his church. "I'm just so happy that these winnings will allow me to help my family, that's something I've always wanted to do."
The $25 game, $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH, features more than 11 million winning tickets and more than $624 million in total cash prizes. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.88.
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 $30 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 $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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