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Florida Lottery giving away free gas for life

5:30 PM, May 23, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- With high gas prices taking big bites out of your wallet, how does this sound: free gas for life.

That's the grand prize in a new promotion starting today from the Florida Lottery. You can also win gas for a year, gas for a month or tickets to the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July.

To get in the game, you have to buy at least $5 of Lotto tickets to receive a Gas for Life voucher.

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Players then enter the voucher on the Lottery's website to participate in seven weekly drawings, culminating with the grand prize of gas for life.

"Who wouldn't want to pull up to the pump and never have to pay again? That's an opportunity that a Floridian will have by playing our gas for life promotion," said David Bishop of the Florida Lottery.

The Lottery estimates the average driver spends about $3,600 a year on gas. The grand prize winner will receive that amount of cash in gas cards for life or be able to take the cash option of $72,000.

"We went to the experts. We have a set gas price. We estimated how many times they'll have to fill up their tank with gasoline and so they have an option of selecting the gas for life or taking the cash payout. We think a lot of people will take that gas for life opportunity because you'll never have to pay again."

Fifty people will win the gas for a month prize, five will receive gas for a year and one person will earn the jackpot of gas for life.

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