Scratch Off Winner In Florida

Manatee County Woman Plans To Purchase A Home After Winning $1,000,000

PALMETTO, Fla. – The Florida Lottery announced that Baneza Brown, 33, of Palmetto, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $1,000,000 MONEY TREE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.

Brown said she plans to use her winnings to buy a house. “I’m so excited to move into a place with more space for me and my family,” she shared.

Brown purchased her winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 2011 Cortez Road West in Bradenton. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 game, $1,000,000 MONEY TREE, launched in October 2020 and features more than $50 million in cash prizes, including 160 prizes of $10,000 to $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.00.

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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 $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at Players 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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