FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PLYMEL HOLDINGS, LLC WINS $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE IN $5 SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that the members of Plymel Holdings, LLC, Donald and Susan Plymel, of Melbourne, claimed a top prize in the $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Plymel Holdings, LLC, chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,163,744.30. The winning Scratch-Off ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 3200 Lake Washington Road in Melbourne. This was the first top prize won in the LUCKY $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE game.
“We feel so fortunate to have won a top prize in this game,” exclaimed Plymel. “This money will enable us to give back to charitable organizations for children.”
The $5 game, $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on February 5, 2013. There are three top prizes remaining. The overall odds of winning a prize are one-in 4.02.
The Florida Lottery introduced its first LUCKY FOR LIFE-themed Scratch-Off game 15 years ago with the launch of $2 WIN FOR LIFE. The game performed so well that it was reintroduced in 1999 and 2000. Then, in 2004, $10 SET FOR LIFE was launched, offering $5,000 a year for life top prizes, followed by the first $20 LUCKY FOR LIFE ticket offering $100,000 a year for life top prizes. Through the years the LIFE family has become one of the Lottery’s best-selling families of Scratch-Off games. Currently, there are five LUCKY FOR LIFE-themed Scratch-Off games available, ranging in price from $1 to $20.
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 56 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $455 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2010-11.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $25 billion to education and sending more than 600,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery 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 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $39.7 billion in prizes and made more than 1,200 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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