Lake County man wins $1M prize in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Man takes away $780K lump sum in big win

Liem Le's winning scratch-off ticket, courtesy of Florida Lottery. (cropped) (Florida Lottery)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Lake County man claimed a $1 million prize in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game he bought at a convenience store in Clermont, according to a news release shared Wednesday.

Liem Le, 65, of Clermont, chose to receive his winnings in a lump-sum payment of $780,000 at the Lottery’s Orlando District Office, the release described. He purchased the winning ticket at a Circle K — located at 16431 State Road 50 in Clermont — which will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling it, according to Florida Lottery.

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Le won while playing $5,000,000 CASHWORD, a $20 scratch-off game with eight top prices of $5 million and 24 second-tier prizes of $1 million, the release states. Le’s overall odds of winning were 1-in-2.91, Florida Lottery stated.

According to lottery officials, scratch-off games comprised around 77% of ticket sales in fiscal year 2021-22, generating over $17.06 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund since their inception.

This, as the latest Mega Millions jackpot rose to $1.35 billion overnight, is the respective game’s second-largest jackpot ever.

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