A new Florida Lottery scratch-off game netted a Jacksonville woman one of the top $1 million prizes this week, state officials said.
A 31-year-old Jacksonville woman won the $1 million top prize in the Florida Lottery’s “Fastest Road“ Scratch-Off game, state officials said.
Shateya Anthony chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $790,000, the lottery said.
Anthony bought the winning ticket at the Tobacco and Beverage Mart at 5532 Ricker Road, earning that retailer a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The $30 game was launched in February with 155 top prizes of $1 million, plus more than $948 million in cash prizes, lottery officials said.
Scratch-Off games comprise about 69 percent of ticket sales, and generated more than $965 million for the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in fiscal year 2018-19, lottery officials said.
To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Florida Lottery’s Tallahassee headquarters as well as its district offices remain closed until further notice. Players with winning tickets are encouraged to use the secure drop box at each district office, or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or that district office.
For more information, please visit flalottery.com/closures.
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