Naples woman wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

A Naples woman scratched off a $1 million winner in a Florida Lottery game.

Carol Tweedie claimed her prize from the Billion Dollar Blockbuster scratch-off game today at the lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Tweedie chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for her winnings, in the amount of $650,000.00. She purchased her winning ticket from Sweetbay, located at 2400 Immokalee Road.

Tweedie marks the 14th lottery player to claim a $1 million prize in the Scratch-Off game; 106 $1 million prizes remain.

The $20 scratch-off game offers the highest cash payout of any game in the Lottery's 21-year history. The game launched on February 24, and features more than $1 billion in prizes, including 10 instant-win prizes of $10 million. To date, the game has awarded more than $121 million in prizes. The overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.98. Tickets may be purchased at any of the more than 13,000 Florida Lottery retail locations statewide.

Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $19 billion to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, benefiting our students and schools, as well as funding more than one million Bright Futures scholarships. By a two-to-one margin, Florida voters in 1986 approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to operate a lottery for the purpose of generating significant additional moneys for education.

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