FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
CAPE CORAL MAN COLLECTS $3 MILLION MONOPOLY(tm) SCRATCH-OFF PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Brian Siano, 33, of Cape Coral, claimed a top prize in the $3,000,000 MONOPOLY(tm) Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Siano chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,531,157.27. The winning $3,000,000 MONOPOLY(tm) Scratch-Off game ticket was purchased at County Club Food & Grocery Store, located at 1956 Hill Avenue in Fort Myers.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $3,000,000 MONOPOLY(tm), offers 10 top prizes of $3 million and 10 prizes of $500,000, in addition to millions of lower- and mid-tier prizes. There are two $3 million top prizes and four $500,000 prizes remaining. The overall odds of winning are one in 2.93.
The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through instant ticket vending machines or on-counter displays at more than 13,000 retailers statewide. Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, making up approximately 58 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $495 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2011-12.
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The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 99 percent of its revenue into the state’s economy through prize payouts, donations to education, and money paid to Florida retailers. In 2011, playing Florida Lottery games made 79 people millionaires. Since its beginning in 1988, the Florida Lottery has transferred billions of dollars to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, investing in Florida’s future leaders through school construction, K-12 classroom support and more than 550,000 Bright Futures scholarships. The games of the Florida Lottery are designed to fuel excitement while funding tomorrow. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.
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