TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Sometimes, shopping at Publix is more than a pleasure. That turned out to be the case for a 61-year-old Florida woman who brought home a $1M lottery prize from the 500X the Cash scratch-off game.
According to the Florida Lottery, Karen Gibbons, 61, of Sebastian, claimed a $1 million prize from the Lottery’s West Palm Beach District Office.
Gibbons chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
Gibbons bought her million-dollar-winning ticket from Publix, located at 13435 US Highway 1 in Sebastian. 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 — and the best odds to become an instant millionaire, according to the Florida Lottery’s website. The odds of winning the $25 million jackpot are 1-in-21,419,145.
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The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.