Florida Lottery player claims $50K a yearMonday June 13th 2011
It seems that you no longer have to buy a lottery ticket for a main draw to win big money these days. Scratch off tickets that give players the chance to win a set amount per year have become increasingly popular. The news that a Florida Lottery player claims $50K a year for life is just one more example of how big these lottery scratch off wins can actually be and why they are so popular.
Roy Case of Jacksonville won his prize by playing the Lucky $200,000 a Year for Life scratch off game from the Florida Lottery. However, in this instance the winner chose to take the prize as a lump sum. This means that the total prize money that this Florida Lottery winner actually walked away with came to a total of $737,580.50.
Considering that this lottery winner is actually 52 years old, a lump sum was probably the best option for him and when players win these kinds of lottery prizes, their age is often a big factor when deciding how to claim their win.
This particular game from the Florida Lottery was launched back in January and offers top prizes of $200,000 per year for life and $50,000 per year for life and there is seven of each of these still to be won. The overall odds of winning a lottery prize with the Lucky $200,000 a Year for Life game is one in 2.94.
Roy Case purchased his winning scratch off lotto ticket from Kangaroo Express, 10910 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville.