Entertainment · February 9, 2021 0

Florida Lottery: Michael Estephanos Claimed $5 Million Prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Michael Estephanos, 32, of Sarasota, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,815,000.00.

Estephanos purchased his winning ticket from In & Out Marathon, located at 2801 26th Street West in Bradenton.  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 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

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