TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery today announced that Victor D. Picotte, of Port St. Lucie, claimed a $200,000-a-year-for-life top prize in the LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Picotte chose the one-time, lump-sum payment for his winnings in the amount of $3,101,257.49. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at Darwin Shell, located at 3401 Southwest Darwin Boulevard in Port St. Lucie.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE, launched on January 5, 2010, and featured more than $450 million in total prizes. There are four top prizes of $200,000 a year for life, and five prizes of $50,000 a year for life, remaining. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are one in 2.94.
The Florida Lottery offers more than 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through vending machines and 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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