TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Pedro Loaces, 52, of Hialeah, claimed a top prize in the $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE $2 Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Loaces chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $787,152.56. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at El Clon Supermarket, located at 7751 West 28th Avenue in Hialeah.
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, 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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