The Florida Lottery announces that Calvin Ciociola, 51, of Hawthorne, claimed the second of six top prizes in the 10,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Ciociola chose to receive the winnings in annual payments of $520,000 for 20 years.
Ciociola purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 1137 State Road 20 in Interlachen. The retailer will receive a $20,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $10,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched in September, and features more than $450 million in total cash prizes and over ten million winning tickets, including six top prizes of $10,000 a week for life! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.