18-year-old Orlando girl claims $500 A Week For Life top prize from Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Posted at 3:35 AM, Jul 25, 2017

An Orlando teenager is set for life after winning the top prize in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

Daniela Leon Ruz is just 18 years old, but she will receive $26,000 a year for the duration of her life after claiming the winning ticket at the Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose annual payments instead of one-time $410,000 lump sum.

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Leon Ruz bought the $1 A Week For Life scratch-off game ticket from a Publix grocery store in Orlando.

The investment turned out to be a good one. The prize has a minimum guarantee of twenty years or $520,000 before taxes.

Her winning ticket is one of six top prizes of $500 a week for life. Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning a top prize is more than one-in-five million. The game launched on July 3.