FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
BRISTOL WOMAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
IN THE $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Cynthia Sutton, 31, of Bristol, claimed a top prize in the $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $815,000.00.
Sutton purchased her winning ticket from Southern Express, located at 10694 Northwest State Road 20 in Bristol. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $2 Scratch-Off game, $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched in July and features more than 10 million winning tickets, including eight top prizes of $1,000 a week for life. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.43.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 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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