|Posted: March 5, 2013, 6:14 am - IP Logged|
FORT LAUDERDALE MAN WINS $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE PRIZE
IN $2 SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Joseph William James III, of Fort Lauderdale, claimed a top prize in the $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
According to James, he has played FLORIDA LOTTO™ for nearly 25 years but never played Scratch-Off games. "I was at the store last week and decided to buy some Scratch-Off tickets because I had an extra $10 on me. I chose the $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE game that was in the same number bin as my birthday. I bought five of them, which my wife helped me scratch, and the big winner was in there," James explained.
James chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $846,715.12. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at Winn Dixie, located at 680 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.