Three Florida Lottery scratch-off players were announced this week with combined winnings of $3,000,000.
On Monday, the Florida Lottery announced that Scott Petersen, 68, of Jensen Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the FLORIDA 300X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s West Palm Beach District Office. Petersen chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $695,500.00.
Petersen purchased his ticket from Publix, located at 1780 Northeast Jensen Beach Boulevard in Jensen Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
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The $30 game, FLORIDA 300X THE CASH, launched in September and features more than $1 billion in cash prizes, including 4 top prizes of $15 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.93.
On Tuesday, the lottery announced that Stephen Munoz Espinoza, 43, of Delray Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.
Munoz Espinoza shared with lottery officials that the big win was still hard to believe. “It was the end of a long day, and I was tired. I stopped at Publix and was about to buy a ticket at the machine when a man cut right in front of me. Instead of saying something, I decided I’d just buy a ticket at the counter instead. I can’t believe I won a million dollars!” Espinoza and his wife shared they plan to buy a home for their family.
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Munoz Espinoza purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 555 Northeast 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $50 game, 500X THE CASH, 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.
Then on Thursday, Darlene Vazquez Sierra, 41, of Tallahassee, claimed a $1 million top prize from the MYSTERY MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $798,985.00.
Vazquez Sierra shared with lottery officials that her family recently moved from the Orlando area to Tallahassee. “We like Tallahassee so far, and this will definitely help in our search for a home!”
Vazquez Sierra purchased her winning ticket from Star Food & Gas, located at 3601 Woodville Highway in Tallahassee. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
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The $10 game, MYSTERY MULTIPLIER, launched in May 2022 and features more than $148.1 million in total cash prizes! In addition, this ticket features 10 top prizes of $1 million and 20 second-tier prizes of $100,000! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.31.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 77 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2021-2022. Since inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.06 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
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