TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man “watched his money multiply” after playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game, according to the Florida Lottery.
Richard Braswell, of St. Augustine, claimed his $1 million second-place prize from the 500X the Cash scratch-off game at the Lottery’s Jacksonville District Office. According to the Florida Lottery, Braswell chose to receive million-dollar winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
Braswell bought his winning ticket at the Publix located at 4255 US Highway 1 South in St. Augustine. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
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 Florida Lottery said on its website.
The odds of hitting the $25 million top prize is 1-in-21,419,145. So far, one of the two top prized has been paid out.
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The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.