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Pensacola Man Wins First Top Prize in MONEY MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off Game

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PENSACOLA MAN WINS FIRST TOP PRIZE IN
MONEY MULTIPLIER SCRATCH-OFF GAME

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Willie Carson Jr. poses with his oversized check after claiming
his $500,000 Scratch-Off prize at Lottery headquarters.

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Willie Carson Jr., of Pensacola, claimed a $500,000 top prize in the MONEY MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Wish Wash, located at 6403 N. 9th Avenue in Pensacola.

“I plan to share the money with my children and buy my wife a Chevrolet SUV,” said Carson.

The $5 game, MONEY MULTIPLIER, features more than 2.4 million winning tickets and $37 million in total cash prizes. There are seven of eight top prizes remaining. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.24.

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.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $27 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.

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