Florida Woman Powerball Winner

20-Year-Old Tampa Woman Scratches Off $1,000,000 After Leaving Walmart Liquor Box

TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida Lottery announced that Talisha Candelaria, 20, of Tampa, claimed a $1 million top prize from the BONUS TRIPLE MATCH Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings in annual installments of $40,000 a year for 25 years.

Candelaria purchased her winning ticket from Walmart Market Liquor Box, located at 8885 North Florida Avenue in Tampa. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.’

The $5 game, BONUS TRIPLE MATCH, launched in August and offers more than $48.8 million in total cash prizes, including four top prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.

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