Cheri Serrano (Citrus Springs) CLAIMS WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING THE $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY SCRATCH-OFF

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Cheri Serrano, 48, of Citrus Springs, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 11352 North Williams Street in Dunnellon.

The $5 game, $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY, launched in April 2019 and features over $69.4 million in prizes including eight top prizes of $500,000. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.06.

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.

To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery’s secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures

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