The Florida Lottery announced that  Gary Franklin, 52, of St. Petersburg, claimed a $1 million prize from the new 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

Florida Man Claims $1,000,000 From $50 Scratch-Off, Takes $820K Lump-Sum

 The Florida Lottery announced that  Gary Franklin, 52, of St. Petersburg, claimed a $1 million prize from the new 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

The Florida Lottery announced that  Gary Franklin, 52, of St. Petersburg, claimed a $1 million prize from the new 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.

Franklin purchased his winning ticket from B & N Food Mart, located at 2000 62nd Avenue in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. 

The new $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. 

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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.  

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