PORT ST. LUCIE MAN WINS $5 MILLION PLAYING 100X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Eddie Yearby Jr., 37, of Port St. Lucie, claimed a $5 million top prize in the 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Yearby chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,545,093.91. He purchased his winning ticket from Taylor Creek BP, located at 1889 North US Highway 1 in Fort Pierce. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Last September, the Florida Lottery launched 5X THE CASH, 10X THE CASH, 20X THE CASH and 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off games to join its most popular multiplier-themed game, 100X THE CASH. The CASH MULTIPLIER family of Scratch-Off games ranges in price from $1 to $25 and offers millions of dollars in instant win prizes. For more information about these games please visit www.flalottery.com.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 64 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $640 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2013-14.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $26 billion to education and sending more than 650,000 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 $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.