The Florida Lottery announced that Jesse Poirier, 39, of Sanford, claimed the first $1 million top prize from the new $1,000,000 MONEY TREE Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.
Poirier purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 4900 West State Road 46 in Sanford. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 game, $1,000,000 MONEY TREE, launched in October and features more than $50 million in cash prizes, including 160 prizes of $10,000 to $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.00.
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.