FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
CENTURY MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE $10,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jonathan Wiggins, 47, of Century, claimed a top prize in the 10,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Wiggins chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $8,450,000.00. He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 2020 West Cervantes Street in Pensacola. The retailer will receive a $20,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $10,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE features more than $450 million in total cash prizes and over ten million winning tickets, including six top prizes of $10,000 a week for life. 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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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 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 $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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