TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Jackson County woman nearly walked away from a million-dollar prize after playing the $1,000,000 a Year for Life Spectacular scratch-off game.
The Florida Lottery said Jill Rowell, of Grand Ridge, almost threw her winning ticket in the trash when a bystander said she should take a second look.
The good advice went a long way when Rowell checked again and realized she had won $1 million. Her odds of taking home the second-place prize were 1-in-185,709.
Over 200 of the 234 total million-dollar prizes remain to be claimed.
|Prize Amount||Odds of Winning||Total Prizes||Prizes Remaining||Prizes Paid|
|$1MM/YR/LF (MIN 25)||1-in-21,727,995||2||2||0|
The Florida Lottery did not announce where Rowell bought her winning ticket. The game’s overall odds are 1-in-4.5, according to the Lottery’s website.