ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Two Central Floridians scratched their way to $1 million.
Idalmis Almarales, of Orlando, and George Schlitz, of Davenport, both took home the $1 million prize from the new 500X The Cash scratch-off game, Florida Lottery officials announced.
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Almarales purchased her winning ticket at the Publix located at 6485 South Chickasaw Trail in Orlando. She chose the one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
Schlitz also chose the one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000 but bought his ticket at the Publix at 39883 Highway 27 in Davenport.
Each Publix will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
The 500X The Cash scratch-off game costs $50. The top prize is $25 million.