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Central Florida Man Wins $1 Million Playing Scratch-Off

The Florida Lottery recently announced that Antonio Redden, of Sanford, claimed a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR scratch-off game at the Lottery’s Tampa District Office.

The Seminole County man chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $640,000.00.

The Central Florida winner purchased his winning ticket from Kevin’s Corner Store, located at 2001 South French Avenue, in Sanford. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The $50 scratch-off game, $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR launched in February and features two top prizes of $1 million a year for life and 234 prizes of $1 million. This game also features more than $1.6 billion in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.

Scratch-off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 72 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2022-2023. Since inception, scratch-off games have generated more than $18.39 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $45 billion to enhance education and sending more than 983,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,500 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $91.2 billion in prizes and made more than 3,800 people millionaires.

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