TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida family has a lot to smile about after a stop at 7-Eleven led them to a $1 million prize-winning scratch-off ticket.
According to the Florida Lottery, 41-year-old Jeffrey Voltaire, of Port St. Lucie, claimed his $1 million prize playing the 500X The Cash scratch-off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Voltaire chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
Voltaire bought his million-dollar winning ticket from the 7-Eleven located at 1651 Southwest St. Lucie West Boulevard in Port St. Lucie.
The retailer who sold the winning scratch-off ticket will also receive a $2,000 bonus commission.
According to the Florida Lottery’s website, the $50 game features a top prize of $25 million — the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game, and the best odds to become an instant millionaire. The odds of hitting the $25 million jackpot are 1-in-21,419,145.
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The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.