Win Captured on Facebook Live!
The Florida Lottery (Lottery) today announces that Elizabeth Williams, 60, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee on behalf of the Lucky Lotto Champs Facebook group. The group chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $640,000.00.
The group, which consists of five Lottery players located across Florida, were on a Facebook Live video watching as Williams scratched the $1 million-winning ticket. “We’re a close-knit group that enjoys putting our money together to play Scratch-Offs,” said Williams. “When I scratched the ticket, I couldn’t believe it. All I could say was ‘O-M-G’ over and over.”
Elizabeth Williams (center) poses with two other members of the Lucky Lotto Champs group and oversized check after claiming a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
The winning ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 7749 Normandy Boulevard in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The new, $50 Scratch-Off game, $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR, launched in February and features two top prizes of $1 million a year for life and 234 prizes of $1 million! Additionally, this ticket is filled with more than $1.6 billion in cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 77 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2021-2022. Since inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.69 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).