JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man claimed a $1 million prize from a scratch-off game on Friday, Florida Lottery officials announced.
44-year-old Sidney Herbert purchased the winning ticket from a Speedway Food Store at the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville. The shop will get a $2,000 commission for selling the $50 ‘500x the cash’ ticket.
The ‘500x the cash’ scratch-off game features a top prize of $25 million and the best odds to become an ‘instant millionaire’, according to the Florida Lottery website. They said scratch-off tickets comprising approximately 77% of sales, bringing in more than $1.8 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2021-22.
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Herbert chose to take the lump sum payment for his prize, which is $820,000.