Brevard County Woman Claims $1 Million Prize Playing Florida Lottery Scratch-Off Game
By Space Coast Daily // September 19, 2020
purchased winning ticket in Vero Beach
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announced that Michele Payne, 48, of Palm Bay, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 MONOPOLY™ BONUS SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Jacksonville District Office.
Payne chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $815,000.
Payne purchased her winning ticket from Racetrac, located at 9490 108th Avenue in Vero Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 MONOPOLY BONUS SPECTACULAR game launched in July and features more than $131 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.96.
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.
Florida Lottery offices will reopen to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $5,000 or more on Tuesday, September 22. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players with prizes valued $600 – $4,999 can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
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