TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 65-year-old Florida man claimed a $1 million prize playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game from the Florida Lottery.
According to lottery officials, Lee Tang, 65, of Keystone Heights, cashed out his million-dollar prize at the Lottery’s Gainesville District Office.
Tang chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
His odds of winning the second-place prize were 1-in-267,739. The odds of winning the $25 million top prize are 1-in-21,419,145.
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Tang bought his winning ticket from Lee’s Discount Beverage, located at 7387 State Road 21 North in Keystone Heights. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
The $50 game features the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game—and the best odds to become an instant millionaire, according to the Florida Lottery. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.