Winner Hollie Lyle Jr. got his winnings as a one-time sum of $792 00.00, a ticket he purchased at his local store in Florida, United States. Lyle explains he purchased his Scratch-Off ticket amid Hurricane Hermine, and could not believe his eyes when he scratched it. “I was in complete shock; I’m still in shock. It’s very surreal!” he says. Lyle says he plans on using his winnings to take his wife on a long-awaited trip.
“I’m going to keep working – I like what I do and I like who I work for – but I am going to take a couple of months off this spring so that my wife and I can hike the Appalachian Trail.” The $25 Scratch-Off game, $10 000 000 FORTUNE was launched on February 23rd and features more than $623 million in total cash prizes additionally, 46 prizes of $1 million and four $10 million prizes.
Scratch-Off games are vital for Lottery portfolio of games, it claims approximately 65% of ticket sales and generates more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in fiscal year 2015-2016.