FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
$3 MILLION PRIZE CLAIMED IN THE GOLD RUSH TRIPLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that the Francesco Ventura and Carmela A. Ventura Revocable Living Trust claimed a $3 million top prize in the GOLD RUSH TRIPLER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. The trustees are Francesco Ventura, Carmela A. Ventura and Antonio F. Musso, all of Winter Haven. The winning ticket was purchased at Saveway Food Mart, located at 328 State Road 60 East in Tampa.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, GOLD RUSH TRIPLER, is the latest installment of the player favorite, GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off games. GOLD RUSH TRIPLER offers better odds of winning $30 to $500, compared to previous GOLD RUSH games, and the best odds ever to win $500,000. There is one $3 million top prize and two $500,000 prizes remaining. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.95.
The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through vending machines or 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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is an integral part of Florida’s culture and landscape. Responsible for contributing more than $24 billion to education and sending more than 600,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, the Florida Lottery is a dependable source of financial support for the state. The agency reinvests nearly 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 its inception, Florida Lottery games have also made more than 1,200 people millionaires. That’s more than $37.7 billion in prize payouts since 1988 when the first ticket was sold. As the agency celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2013, an innovative and fresh spirit shines through with a mix of new and classic games, an updated logo design and new brand identity, as well as a renewed commitment to benefitting the state, all while inspiring Floridians to imagine the possibilities of their dreams coming true. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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