One Florida man has 2,000,000 reasons to smile after choosing a winning scratch-off ticket while at Wawa.
The Florida Lottery announced that Jesus Betancourt Pizarro, 62, of Kissimmee, claimed a $2 million top prize from the 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000.00.
Betancourt Pizarro purchased his winning ticket from Wawa, located at 14876 Narcoossee Road in Orlando. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game, 100X THE CASH, launched in January and features more than $337.9 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $2,000,000! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.44.
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.