FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
LAKE COUNTY MAN IN DISBELIEF AFTER WINNING $1 MILLION
~ Player Wins Top Prize Playing THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off Game ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Nicholas Tann, 33, of Clermont, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
Tann says he bought the winning Scratch-Off ticket when he got off work, but he didn't expect the ticket to be a top prize winner, "My jaw dropped and a rush came over me - I couldn't believe I just won $1 million!"
Tann purchased his winning ticket from Wawa, located at 16126 Greater Groves Boulevard in Clermont. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
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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