Brooksville man claims first top prize in new $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game

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Joseph Torraco, III, poses with his wife and oversized check after
claiming a top prize in the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game.

The Florida Lottery announces that Joseph Torraco, III, 40, of Brooksville, claimed a top prize in the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

Torraco chose to receive his winnings in annual payments of $260,000 for the duration of his life, guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. He purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven Gas Station, located at 18902 North Dale Mabry Boulevard in Lutz.

The new $10 Scratch-Off game, $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on July 3, and features more than $148 million in total cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.


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