The Florida Lottery announces Thursday that Salma Fajardo, 22, of Fort Myers, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
She received her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.
Fajardo purchased her winning ticket from Publix at 6700 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $50 500X THE CASH, Scratch-Off game features a top prize of $25 million – the largest ever offered on a Florida Scratch-Off game – and the best odds to become an instant millionaire! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.
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Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 72 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2022-2023. Since inception,
Scratch-Off games have awarded more than $57.1 billion in prizes, created 1,802 millionaires, and generated more than $17.77 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
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