The Florida Lottery announces that Stephen Lyons, 75, of Sarasota, claimed a $1 million top prize in the $5 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000.00.
Lyons purchased his winning ticket from Palmer Market, located at 5300 Clark Road in Sarasota. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, MONOPOLY JACKPOT, launched in July 2018 and features more than $32 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.98.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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