FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
BRADENTON MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE IN THE
$5,000,000 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Lafayette Beare, 53, of Bradenton, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.00.
Beare purchased his winning ticket from Quik Mart, located at 2927 Cortez Road West in Bradenton. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $5,000,000 MONOPOLY FLORIDA EDITION, launched in 2016, and features more than $346 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5,000,000 and 20 prizes of $1 million! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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