FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
NEW YORK WOMAN PLANS TO PAY OFF HER
BROTHER'S HOUSE AFTER BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE
~ Player Wins $1 Million From The 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off Game ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Dagmar Schmalhaus, 57, of Queensbury, New York, claimed a $1 million prize from the 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $890,000.00.
"I bought the ticket while visiting my brother and forgot to scratch it until returning home to New York," Schmalhaus told the Florida Lottery. "Once I realized I won $1 million, I told myself the first thing I want to do is pay off my brother's house!"
Schmalhaus purchased her winning ticket from Hollywood Discount Liquors, located at 1011 North Federal Highway in Hollywood. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, 200X THE CASH, launched in September 2020 and features more than $446 million in cash prizes, including ten top prizes of $5 million! The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.96.
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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