MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Lottery announced Tuesday that Heather Hancock, 47, of Parrish, claimed a $1 million prize at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game.
She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $640,000.00.
Hancock purchased her winning ticket from Rose Park Deli at 8003 US Highway 301 North in Parrish. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Hancock said. “I kept looking at my number and the matching number at the top, thinking, ‘Is this real?’ I didn’t sleep at all last night!”
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The $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! This game also features 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 72 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2022-2023.
Additionally, since inception, Scratch-Off games have awarded more than $57.1 billion in prizes, created 1,802 millionaires, and generated more than $17.77 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
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