On Friday, the Florida Lottery announced that Jose DeLoera, 52, of Wauchula, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee on May 24, 2022. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.
DeLoera purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 2927 U.S. Highway 17 South in Zolfo Springs. 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.
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.