FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PLAYERS TURN NON-WINNING SCRATCH-OFF TICKETS INTO A NEW CAR AND VACATION GETAWAY PACKAGES
~ First drawing held in the Viva Florida 500 Second Chance Promotion ~
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery held the first of three second chance drawings for non-winning FLORIDA TREASURE HUNT Scratch-Off tickets in the Viva Florida 500 Second Chance Promotion. One grand prize winner was selected to receive a 2013 Mazda CX-5.
In addition, four second prize winners were awarded a Florida vacation getaway, provided by VISIT FLORIDA, to the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Hawk’s Cay Resort on Duck Key, Melia Orlando Suite Hotel in Orlando and Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The getaway packages include three nights’ accommodations for two, $500 spending allowance and specified meals and/or activities. Ten third prize winners each received $500 cash.
Following is the list of the first drawing’s grand prize winner and second prize winners. For a complete list of winners, please visit the Lottery’s website at www.flalottery.com.
Name: Stacey Garcia
City: Fort Pierce
Ticket Number: 1179-00593180199944903799
Name: Joe Vieira
City: Cape Coral
Ticket Number: 1179-00022820097026676969
Name: Gregory Takacs
Ticket Number: 1179-00290170311377999033
Name: Mariann Mcintosh
City: New Port Richey
Ticket Number: 1179-00255970195747921894
Name: Lorraine Dellefratte
Ticket Number: 1179-00411830123933382109
Two second chance drawings remain and will be held on March 6 and April 3. Players may continue to enter non-winning FLORIDA TREASURE HUNT Scratch-Off tickets on the Lottery’s website until midnight on the night before each drawing to be included in the drawing. Players who enter the Viva Florida 500 Second Chance Promotion on the Lottery’s website will be able to explore a historic Florida map with more than 300 historically relevant locations identified. Once the player clicks on a historic location, they will be given a brief description of that location and will be notified as to the number of entries they have received in the next second chance drawing.
To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the European discovery of Florida, the Lottery is partnering with the Florida Department of State, VISIT FLORIDA and the University of West Florida to promote and generate excitement about the rich history of our state by launching the FLORIDA TREASURE HUNT game. This Scratch-Off ticket features a historic replica of a 500-year-old map of Florida which players navigate by scratching the ticket to reveal symbols to determine if it is a winner – making this $3 ticket fun to play while having the chance to win up to $50,000 instantly.
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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