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Wednesday August 7, 2013Florida Lottery Introduces New College Football-Themed Scratch-Off Ticket

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida Lottery will debut the $50,000 Gridiron Cash Scratch-Off ticket featuring the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The college football ticket offers more than $20 million in total cash prizes, including 10 top prizes of $50,000 and a second chance promotion.

 

“We are pleased to be able to partner with the Florida Gators on our first ever college football Scratch-Off ticket,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “Not only will this promotion generate excitement from college football fans and Florida Lottery players alike, but it also supports the Lottery’s education message as well as university athletic programs.”

 

From Aug. 13 through Nov. 4, players may enter their non-winning GRIDIRON CASH Scratch-Off tickets into the Gridiron Cash Second Chance Promotion on the Lottery’s website. Three drawings will be held between Sept. 11 and Nov. 6, with 140 winners selected in each drawing.

 

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Florida Lottery in the creation of this exciting new college football-themed Scratch-Off game,” said University of Florida Director of Athletics Jeremy Foley. “It is fantastic to be able to develop exclusive Florida Gator prize elements for our fans, while generating revenue for Florida students and schools.”

 

Grand prize winners will receive a Hyundai Sonata GLS, second prize winners will receive a 2013 Bowl Game Package for two, third prize winners will receive a pair of season tickets, fourth prize winners will receive a pair of single game tickets and pre-game hospitality passes and fifth prize winners will receive a pair of university branded hats and a pair of university branded t-shirts.

 

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $25 billion to education and sending more than 600,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $40 billion in prizes and made more than 1,500 people millionaires.

 

The Gators will host the Seminoles on Saturday, Nov. 30. Fans can purchase season, single-game or group football tickets on GatorZone.com.

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