HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Hardee County man claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game from Florida Lottery on May 24, 2022.
Jose DeLoera, 52, of Wauchula chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
DeLoera purchased his winning ticket from the Circle K located at 2927 U.S. Highway 17 South in Zolfo Springs. The store that sold DeLoera the winning ticket will also receive a $2,000 bonus commission.
The $50 scratch-off game features a top prize of $25 million and has the best odds to become an instant millionaire, according to the Florida Lottery. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1 in 4.5.