Panama City woman claims $500,000 prize from Florida Lottery

A Panama City woman is claiming a Florida Lottery prize. (MGN)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A local woman is claiming a prize from the Florida Lottery.

According to the Florida Lottery, Linda Shannon, 68, of Panama City, won $500,000 from a scratch off game. They say she bought her ticket at the Express Lane on the west end of Panama City Beach on Back Beach Road.

Florida Lottery representatives say scratch-offs generate more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

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