HAMPTON, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man became a millionaire after spelling eight simple words with a scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery announced.
Lottery officials said Brandon Trinckes, 24, of Hampton, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $780,000.
Trinckes bought the winning ticket at the MJM Food Store on US Highway 301 South in Hampton. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said.
According to the Florida Lottery, the $20 game, $5,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in May 2020. It features eight top prizes of $5 million and 24 prizes of $1 million. The odds of winning the game are one-in 2.91.
“Want to know how spelling 8 simple words can make you a millionaire?” the Florida Lottery posted on Twitter. “24-year-old, Brandon Trinckes of #Hampton knows how. He played the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game and joined the Millionaire’s club!”