TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Jeffrey Hurley, 53, of Holiday, claimed a top prize in the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,030,000.00.
Hurley purchased his winning ticket from U.S. Beverage, located at 3315 U.S. Highway 19 in Holiday. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 Scratch-Off game, $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE launched in September 2017 and offers the largest top prize available on a $10 Scratch-Off ticket and features more than $147 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $965 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2018-19.
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 by 90 days, 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.