FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
BROOKSVILLE MAN CLAIMS FIRST TOP PRIZE
IN THE NEW $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Joseph Torraco, III, 40, of Brooksville, claimed a top prize in the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Torraco chose to receive his winnings in annual payments of $260,000 for the duration of his life, guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. He purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven Gas Station, located at 18902 North Dale Mabry Boulevard in Lutz.
The new $10 Scratch-Off game, $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on July 3, and features more than $148 million in total cash prizes! The game?s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35.Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 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 $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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