John Lynch, of Palm Beach Gardens, claimed a $2,500 a week for life top prize in the $2,500 A Week for Life Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Lynch chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,131,104.97. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at Publix, located at 4200 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Garden
The $5 game launched on Febr. 5, 2013. There are two $2,500 a week for life top prizes remaining. The overall odds of winning a prize are one-in 4.02.
The Florida Lottery introduced its first Lucky for Life-themed Scratch-Off game 15 years ago with the launch of $2 Win for Life. The game performed so well that it was reintroduced in 1999 and 2000. Then, in 2004, $10 Set for Life was launched, offering $5,000 a year for life top prizes, followed by the first $20 Lucky for Life ticket offering $100,000 a year for life top prizes. Through the years the LIFE family has become one of the Lottery’s best-selling families of Scratch-Off games. Currently, there are five Lucky for Life-themed Scratch-Off games available, ranging in price from $1 to $20.
The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through instant ticket vending machines or on-counter displays at more than 13,000 retailers statewide. Scratch-Off games make up about 56 percent of ticket sales.