The Florida Lottery announced that Raymond Cineus, 68, of Fort Lauderdale, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Miami District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,915,000.00.
Cineus purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 9300 Commercial Boulevard in Sunrise. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, $5,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in May 2020 and features eight top prizes of $5 million and 24 second tier prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.91.
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.