TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Adrian Ortega Castellanos, 21, of Hialeah, claimed a top prize in the $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Castellanos chose to receive his winnings in annual payments, guaranteed for 20 years, of $130,000, for the duration of his life. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at J & E Market, located at 5031 East 4th Avenue in Hialeah.
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.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising 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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