A winning $1 million Florida Lottery ticket was purchased recently at a Leesburg grocery store.
Beverly Neumann, 69, of Mascotte, claimed the prize from the new $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game earlier this month at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $760,000.
Neumann purchased her winning ticket at Winn Dixie, located at 27405 U.S. Hwy. 27 in Leesburg. The retailer is receiving a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The new $20 game launched in September and features more than $329 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
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 fiscal year 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education.
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.