TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 61-year-old woman became “Florida’s newest millionaire” after she claimed a $1 million winning scratch-off ticket from the Florida Lottery.
Lottery officials said 61-year-old Deborah Robinson-Sparks, of Pensacola claimed her $1 million prize at the Lottery’s Pensacola District Office after playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game.
Robinson-Sparks chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
The $50 scratch-off game features a top prize of $25 million and the best odds to become an instant millionaire, according to the Florida Lottery’s website.
So far, one of two top-prize-winning scratch-off tickets has been paid out.
The odds of winning the top prize are 1-in-21,419,145 while the game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.
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The Florida Lottery said Robinson-Sparks bought her winning ticket from the Walmart located at 501 North Navy Boulevard in Pensacola.
The retailer that sold the winning ticket will also receive a $2,000 bonus commission.