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Florida Man Claims $500,000 From Scratch-Off Game

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Lottery announces that George Sands, of Lehigh Acres, claimed a top prize from the $500,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Fort Myers District Office. Sands purchased his winning ticket from Qwik Way Market on Joel, located at 233 Joel Boulevard in Lehigh Acres.

The $5 game, $500,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER launched in January 2016 and features more than 7.5 million winning tickets and more than $113 million in total cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.23.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $5,000 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players with prizes valued $600 – $4,999 can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.

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