FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PORT CHARLOTTE MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
IN THE NEW $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Gerald Diff, 60, of Port Charlotte, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 2646 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
The new $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH, launched on October 23, and offers more than three million winning tickets, with 118 prizes from $10,000 to $500,000! Overall odds of winning are one-in-4.07.
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 $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 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 $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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