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Fort Lauderdale man won top prize in Florida Lottery scratch off game



Miami, Florida – Thanks to a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket, the state’s newest multi-millionaire is a Fort Lauderdale man.

Jose Canales won a top prize from the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE scratch-off game.

Canales chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,660,000.00.

He purchased his winning ticket at a Chevron, at 3100 West Davie Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

$5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE ticket offers four top prizes of $5,000 a week for life and the overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35. Tickets cost $10.

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 in the fiscal year 2020-2021.


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