FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
ORANGE COUNTY MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION TOP PRIZE
IN THE FLORIDA 20X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Robert Bernesby, 20, of Winter Garden, claimed a $1 million top prize in the FLORIDA 20X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.00.
Bernesby purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 13750 West Colonial Drive in Winter Garden. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 game, FLORIDA 20X THE CASH, launched in January, and features 14 top prizes of $1 million, and more than $110 million in cash prizes. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.22.
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 $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2017-18.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 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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