Published: Aug 06, 2010 9:19 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 06, 2010 6:19 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Lottery today announced that LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE Scratch-Off winner, Claudia Miller, 62, of Clearwater, claimed the $200,000 a year for life prize at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Miller chose to receive her winnings in annual payments of $200,000. She purchased her winning LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE Scratch-Off ticket at Main Street Chevron, located at 2198 Main Street in Dunedin.

Miller brought her ticket last Sunday and said she couldn’t wait to claim her prize. “I had to take a look at the ticket a couple of times before it hit me that I had really won!” Miller said. When asked what she plans to do with her winnings, Miller said, “I am going to retire.”

The $20 LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game recently launched on January 5 and features more than $450 million* in total prizes. There are seven top prizes of $200,000 a year for life and eight top prizes of $50,000 a year for life remaining. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are one in 2.94. Scratch-Off tickets may be purchased at any of the instant ticket vending machines (ITVMs) or at more than 13,000 Florida Lottery retail locations statewide.

Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, benefiting our students and schools, as well as funding more than one million Bright Futures scholarships. By a two-to-one margin, Florida voters in 1986 approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to operate a lottery for the purpose of generating significant additional moneys for education.