ST. PETERSBURG WOMAN CLAIMS FIRST $1 MILLION TOP PRIZE PLAYING THE NEW $5 HOLIDAY BONUS SCRATCH-OFF GAME

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Monica Veal, 29, of St. Petersburg, claimed the first $1 million top prize in the new $1,000,000 HOLIDAY BONUS Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00.

Veal purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 1700 34th Street North in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The new $5 game, $1,000,000 HOLIDAY BONUS, offers more than $54.5 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.05.

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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