Interlachen man wins $2 million from scratch-off lottery ticket
Garrett Pelican, Digital executive producer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An Interlachen man is going to have newfound relatives coming out of the woodwork after winning $2 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Kenneth Hall, Jr., 48, won the top prize in the Florida 50X The Cash game, state lottery officials announced Wednesday. He collected the winnings with a lump-sum payment of $1.6 million.
According to the Florida Lottery, Hall bought the winning ticket from the Circle K convenience store on State Road 20 in Interlachen. Good for the store, too — they’ll collect a $4,000 commission.
Scratch-off tickets generated more than $784 million for the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund last year, making up roughly 68 percent of overall ticket sales.
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A Florida transplant with Midwest roots, Garrett Pelican is the digital executive producer for News4Jax.
An Interlachen man is going to have newfound relatives coming out of the woodwork after winning $2 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020
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PUTNAM COUNTY MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE $5 HOLIDAY LUCK SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that John Madry, 46, of Interlachen, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $1,000,000 HOLIDAY LUCK Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $760,000.00.
Madry purchased his winning ticket from Fast Track Foods, located at 932 State Road 20 in Interlachen. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 game, $1,000,000 HOLIDAY LUCK, launched in October 2019 and offers more than $46 million in cash prizes and over 3.2 million winning tickets. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.07.
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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $36 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $66.9 billion in prizes and made more than 2,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 CONTACT : FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS PUTNAM COUNTY MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION TOP PRIZE PLAYING THE $5 HOLIDAY LUCK