TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 58-year-old Florida man claimed a million-dollar prize playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
According to the Florida Lottery, Scottie Grant, 58, of Molino chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
Grant bought his winning million-dollar-winning ticket from the Lucky Penny located at 2900 West Jackson Street in Pensacola. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off.
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, according to the Florida Lottery’s website.
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The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.