TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 49-year-old Tampa man walked out of Wawa a millionaire after buying a million-dollar prize-winning ticket from the $5,000,000 Cashword scratch-off game.
Timothy Lowery, 49, of Tampa, claimed his $1 million prize at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $780,000.
His odds of winning the second-tier prize were 1-in-1,342,598. Only four of the 24 total second-place prizes remain to be claimed.
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Lowery bought his winning ticket from Wawa, located at 27866 State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The $20 game features eight top prizes of $5 million. One top prize remains to be claimed. According to the Florida Lottery’s website, the game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.91.