Trustee Kurt Panouses, 64, of Indialantic, claims $ 1 million prize as Bark Trust

The Florida Lottery reports that Kurt Panouses, 64, of Indialantic, Trustee of The Bark Trust, has claimed a $ 1 million prize in the $ 5,000,000 LUCK Scratch Game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announces that Kurt Panouses, 64, of Indialantic, a Trustee of The Bark Trust, has claimed a million dollar prize in LUCK’s 5,000,000 scratch game at Lottery Headquarters in Florida to Tallahassee.

Bark Trust elected to receive the winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of $ 760,000.00.

The winning ticket was purchased from Publix, located at 12101 Little Road in Hudson. The retailer will receive an additional commission of $ 2,000 for the sale of the winning scratch ticket.

The $ 20, $ 5,000,000 LUCK game launched in September 2019 and features over $ 329 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $ 5 million.

The game’s overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.97.

Scratch games are a significant part of the lottery game portfolio, comprising around 75% of ticket sales and generating over $ 1 billion for the Education Improvement Trust (EETF) over the course of for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $ 600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at headquarters and district offices through the lottery website at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still use the secure drop box located in each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery headquarters or a district office.

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