An Ocala woman has claimed the top prize in the Florida Lottery’s $2 million Cashword Scratch-Off game.
Joann Fink used a secure drop box at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to claim her prize. The 55-year-old elected to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump sum of just over $1.47 million.
Fink purchased her winning ticket from Maricamp Qwik King Food Store, located at 4596 S.E. Maricamp Road in Ocala. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 Scratch-Off game launched in August 2017 and features six top prizes of $2 million and more than 6,000 prizes between $1,000 to $2 million. The overall odds of winning are 1-3.38.
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 $965 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in fiscal year 2018-19.
To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery’s secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended by 90 days, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 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 transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $69 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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