TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man won a $1 million prize playing a $5 scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery announced Wednesday.
Lottery officials said William Burns, of Miami, claimed a $1 million prize from the FLORIDA 50X THE CASH Holiday Edition scratch-off game at the lottery’s Miami District Office.
Burns chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $695,000.
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The Florida Lottery said Burns purchased the winning ticket from Queen Supermarket on Grand Avenue in Miami. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The lottery said the $5 game features a top prize of $25 million, which is the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.
According to the Florida lottery’s website, there are two remaining tickets worth $1 million.