TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 53-year-old Florida man claimed a $1 million prize playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game from the Florida Lottery.
Darrin Thorpe, 53, of Port St. Lucie, claimed his million-dollar prize from the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. According to the lottery, the odds of winning the second-place prize were 1-in-267,739.
Thorpe bought his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 400 Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard in Port St. Lucie. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $50 game features a top prize of $25 million — the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game.
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The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50, the lottery said.