TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Port St. Lucie woman was the latest person to claim a $1 million prize playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game, according to an announcement from the Florida Lottery on Thursday.
Lottery officials said 48-year-old Wendy Banuelos, of Port St. Lucie, chose to receive her $1 million winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
Banuelos bought her winning ticket from the BP Food Store, located at 8195 20th Street in Vero Beach. The retailer who sold Banuelos her winning scratch-off ticket will receive a $2,000 bonus commission.
The $50 game features a top prize of $25 million and the best odds to become an instant millionaire, the lottery said on its website. Only one of the two $25 million top prizes have been paid so far.
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The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50, according to the Florida Lottery.