TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Jennifer Lee Curtis, 32, of Clifton, New Jersey, claimed a top prize in the $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE $2 Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Curtis chose to receive the winnings in weekly payments, for the duration of her life, guaranteed for 20 years. She purchased her winning Scratch-Off ticket at Kangaroo Express, located at 351 A1A Beach Boulevard in St. Augustine Beach.
The $2 game, $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on February 5, 2013. The overall odds of winning a prize are one in 4.46.
The first LUCKY FOR LIFE-themed Scratch-Off game was introduced 17 years ago with the launch of WIN FOR LIFE, a $2 game. It performed so well that it was reintroduced in 1999 and 2000. In 2004, the $10 game SET FOR LIFE was launched, offering $5,000 a year for life top prizes. Later, the first $20 LUCKY FOR LIFE ticket offering $100,000 a year for life top prizes was introduced. Throughout the years the LIFE family has become one of the Lottery’s best-selling families of Scratch-Off games.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, making up approximately 60 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $575 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2012-13.
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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 $40 billion in prizes and made more than 1,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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