18-YEAR-OLD ORLANDO RESIDENT CLAIMS TOP PRIZE IN THE NEW $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, of Orlando, claimed a top prize in the $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

Leon Ruz chose to receive her winnings in annual payments of $26,000 for the duration of her life, guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. She purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 400 East Central Boulevard in Orlando.

The new $1 Scratch-Off game, $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on July 3, and features more than $19 million in total cash prizes, including six top prizes of $500 a week for life! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.

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