FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
ST. PETERSBURG MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION TOP PRIZE FROM
THE $10 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Lee Phandara, 45, of St. Petersburg, claimed a $2 million top prize from the $10 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,430,000.00.
Phandara purchased his winning ticket from Keystone Citgo, located at 10761 49th Street North in Clearwater. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game, MONOPOLY JACKPOT, launched in July 2018 and offers more than $176 million in prizes, including eight top prizes of $2 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.44.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $965 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2018-19.
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