12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 11:59
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021
BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT COMES "FULL CIRCLE"
AFTER WINNING $5 MILLION SCRATCH-OFF PRIZE
~ "I Feel Like I've Won the Lottery Twice!" ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Reshena Clark, 29, of Hollywood, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,815,000.00.
When asked what she plans to do with her winnings, Clark told the Lottery that she wants to continue pursuing a career in nursing. "I feel like I've won the Florida Lottery twice now," she said. "The Lottery-funded Bright Futures Scholarship is the reason I was able to attend college in the first place. Now that I've won as a player, I feel like everything has come full circle."
Clark purchased her winning ticket from Circle K, located at 1515 North Main Street in Gainesville. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, $5,000,000 LUCK, launched in September 2019 and features more than $329 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $40 billion to enhance education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $79.1 billion in prizes and made more than 3,100 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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