TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — One lucky Florida man is starting his year off right after claiming a $1 million prize playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game.
According to the Florida Lottery, Frank Barone, of Delray Beach, claimed his $1 million prize from the Lottery’s West Palm Beach District Office. Barone chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
According to data on the lottery’s website, Barone’s odds of winning the second-place prize were 1-in-267,739.
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Barone bought his winning ticket from Publix, located at 16130 Jog Road in Delray Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
According to the lottery, 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 game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.