Linda Shannon, (68, PANAMA CITY), WINS $500,000 PLAYING THE $500,000 PAYDAY SCRATCH-OFF GAME


TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Linda Shannon, 68, of Panama City, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the $500,000 PAYDAY Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She purchased her winning ticket from Express Lane, located at 16935 Panama City Beach Parkway in Panama City.

The $5 game, $500,000 PAYDAY launched in September 2018 and features six top prizes of $500,000 and over $57.9 million in total cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03.

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 FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.