Teen buys $1 scratcher, wins $26K per year for life

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Teen Buys $1 Scratcher, Wins $26K Per Year For Life

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Florida teen who bought a winning $1 lottery scratch-off game from an Orlando grocery store last week claimed her prize: $500 every week for the rest of her life.

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Florida Lottery officials said Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, decided to claim her winnings in annual payments of $26,000 for each year of her life. The winnings are guaranteed to be paid out for at least the next 20 years, officials said.

Congrats to our latest winner – 18 year old Daniela Leon Ruz from Orlando! She claimed a top prize from the new $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game!

Posted by Florida Lottery on Monday, July 24, 2017

Leon Ruz picked up a $1 scratch-off for the Florida Lottery’s $500 A Week For Life game at a Publix in Orlando. The odds of her claiming the game’s top prize were about 1 in 5.4 million.

The game was launched July 3. Overall odds to win any of the game’s prizes is about 1 in5, officials said.

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