Frank Bates, of Palatka, WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING THE NEW 50X SCRATCH-OFF GAME

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Frank Bates, of Palatka, claimed a $1 million top prize from the new 50X Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $805,000.00.

Bates purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 720 South State Road 19 in Palatka. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 game, 50X, launched in January and features 12 top prizes of $1,000,000. The game also gives players the opportunity to multiply the prize shown by up to 50 times. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.19.

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.

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