A Florida man, that made a stop at Smokers Plus, has struck it rich with a $1,000,000 win on a $50 lottery scratch-off ticket.
The Florida Lottery announced that Artur Kalemi, 39, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Jacksonville District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.
Kalemi purchased his winning ticket from Smokers Plus, located at 10910 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville. 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.