FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
APRIL FOOL'S DAY IS NO JOKE FOR TWO FLORIDA LOTTERY PLAYERS
~ Players Win $500,000 Top Prizes From The New PAY ME! Scratch-Off Game ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Martin Wall, 42, of Cutler Bay, and Glenda Smith, 64, of Fort Lauderdale, each claimed a $500,000 top prize from the new PAY ME! Scratch-Off game. Wall claimed his top prize at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee and Smith claimed her top prize using a secured drop box located at the Miami District Office.
Wall purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 18485 South Dixie Highway in Cutler Bay. Smith purchased her winning ticket from Kwik Shop Store, located at 1512 Northwest 19th Street in Fort Lauderdale.
The $5 game, PAY ME!, launched in February and features over $58 million in total cash prizes. The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.98.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $39 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $73.2 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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