Cocoa man wins $1 million prize on scratch-off lottery ticket
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Friday, the Florida Lottery announced the winner of a $1 million top prize ticket sold in Central Florida. Stephen Smith, 43, of Cocoa, claimed a lump-sum payment of $790,000.00 after winning on a THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game. Smith purchased his winning ticket from a 7-Eleven in Melbourne. “The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket,” officials said. The $30 game launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes, lottery officials said.
Man wins $2M lottery after clerk gives him wrong ticket
EASTPOINTE, Mich. – A man in suburban Detroit was given the wrong lottery ticket. The Michigan Lottery said the man stopped at a gas station in Eastpointe, Michigan, to put air in a tire. "The clerk handed me the $20 ticket by mistake. I am sure glad I did!” the man said in a statement released Tuesday by the Lottery. He decided to take a lump sum of about $1.3 million instead of $2 million spread over many years, the Lottery said.
Brevard County man latest $1 million scratch-off game winner
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – There have been so many Central Florida scratch-off winners lately it’s hard to keep track of them all. Robert Campana, 69, is the latest winner after claiming the $1 million prize from the 50X Scratch-Off game, Florida Lottery officials announced. [RELATED: These are Central Florida’s ‘luckiest’ lottery stores]The Brevard County man purchased his ticket from Babcock Tobacco Store at 5275 Babcock Street #1 in Palm Bay. The $5 50X Scratch-Off game launched this year in January and features 12 top prizes of $1 million. The odds of winning are 1 in 4.19, lottery officials said.
Another Central Floridian scratches their way to $1 million
ORANGE CITY, Fla. – To win lottery money you have to play the lottery, and it seems many Central Floridians are scratching their way to millions of dollars lately. Next on the list of winners is Steven Lai, 59, who claimed the $1 million top prize on the 50X Scratch-Off game, Florida Lottery officials announced. The Volusia County man took the one-time, lump-sum payment of $805,000, according to officials. The winning ticket was purchased at the Orange City Shell at 855 South Volusia Avenue in Orange City. The $5 scratch-off game, which launched in January 2019, has a 1 in 4.19 odds of winning, lottery officials said.
Florida man wins $15 million top prize on scratch-off game
Published: June 23, 2020, 10:59 am Updated: June 23, 2020, 11:31 amMIAMI, Fla. – Now that’s what you call a payday. A Florida man is now much richer after winning the $15 million top prize on the Gold Rush Special Edition Scratch-Off game, according to Florida Lottery officials. The 64-year-old man purchased the winning ticket at South Florida Publix located at 11750 Southwest 104th Street in Miami. Publix will receive a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket. The Gold Rush Special Edition Scratch-Off game launched in February 2019 and features six top prizes of $15 million, lottery officials said.
Central Florida woman wins $2 million top prize on scratch-off game
OCALA, Fla. – Another Central Floridian is a big winner from a scratch-off game. Joann Fink, 55, scratched her way to the $2 million top prize on the CASHWORD Scratch-Off game, according to Florida Lottery officials. The Ocala woman chose to receive the one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,475,000 after purchasing her winning ticket from Maricamp Qwik King Food Store in Ocala. The retailer who sold the ticket will receive a $4,000 bonus commission. CASHWORD is a $10 scratch-off game that launched in August 2017 and has overall odds of 1 in 3.38, lottery officials said.
$5 scratch-off game turns into $1 million prize for Orlando Man
ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando man turned $5 into $1 million with a lucky scratch. Espinosa Toledo, 45, bought a $5 Gold Rush Classic Scratch-Off game and won the top prize of $1 million, Florida Lottery officials announced. The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 13451 Landstar Boulevard in Orlando, and the retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the ticket. Toledo chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $705,000, officials said. Gold Rush Classic launched in January 2019 and has 1 in 3.97 odds of winning, according to the Florida Lottery.
Orlando woman wins $1 million from scratch-off game
All rights reserved)ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando woman is $1 million richer thanks to winning the top prize on the Florida Lottery’s The Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off game, officials announced. The winning ticket was purchased from a 7-Eleven at 8830 Rose Avenue in Orlando. The store where the winning ticket was sold will receive a $2,000 bonus commission. The Fastest Road to $1,000,000 costs $30 per game and just launched in February. The game features 155 top prizes of a million dollars and more than $948 million in cash prizes, according to lottery officials.
Big winner: Orlando woman scratched her way to winning $2 million
What a great time for this 54-year-old Orlando woman to win big. Clarivel Diaz claimed the $2 million top prize from the 100X Scratch-Off game, Florida Lottery officials announced. Her winning ticket was purchased from Murphy Express at 6150 South Goldenrod Road in Orlando. The retailer will receive a bonus of $4,000 for selling the winning ticket. The odds of winning the 100X Scratch-Off are 1 in 3.46.
WINNER: Deltona woman scratches her way to $500,000
DELTONA, Fla. – For $5, one Florida woman is now much richer. Susan Deane, 62, of Deltona, collected the $500,000 top prize from a Jackpot Multiplier Scratch-Off game. [RELATED: These are Central Florida’s ‘luckiest’ lottery stores | Can you increase your odds of winning a scratch off lottery jackpot?] The ticket was purchased from Lake Helen Discount at 143 Cassadaga Road in Lake Helen, according to a news release. The scratch-off game launched in September and, according to lottery officials, there’s a 1 in 4.01 chance of collecting one of the 12 top prizes.
Florida man claims $2 million top prize from $10 scratch-off game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man just won a $2 million top prize from a $10 scratch-off. Akram Awad, 42, of Jacksonville, won by playing the $2,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game, The Florida Lottery announced. He chose to receive his winnings in annual installments of $80,000 a year for 25 years. Awad purchased his winning ticket from In and Out, located at 2110 South Highway 17 in Crescent City. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Florida Lottery Scratch-Off partnership to boost education funding
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Lottery has signed a new Scratch-Off contract that is expected to bring a major boost to the state's education funding. The new partnership with Scientific Games is projected to generate $135 million over 7 1/2 years. The company will continue to serve as the Lottery's main Scratch-Off game provider through 2027, hoping to bring in at least $18 million each year. "The Florida Lottery has been a dependable contributor to education in our state, transferring $1.9 billion last fiscal year and over $1 billion each of the last 17 years. Throughout the Lottery's collaboration with Scientific Games, the Lottery has experienced nine years of record sales and is currently ranked fourth in the world in overall Scratch-Off sales, according to a news release.