10/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2021 10:33
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021
LUCK STRIKES TWICE IN A SINGLE DAY
CREATING TWO MORE MILLIONAIRES IN JACKSONVILLE
~ Players Each Win Top Prizes on the FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off Game ~
TALLAHASSEE - Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces two Jacksonville winners who each claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee on the same day!
Joyce Blackman, 61, purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 14444 Beach Boulevard #6 in Jacksonville Beach. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
Zoran Dovedan, 61, purchased his winning ticket from Welcome Food Mart, located at 335 Arlington Road North in Jacksonville. He also chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
Each retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
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 $77.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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