The Florida Lottery announced that Nellie Lumpkin, 66, of St. Petersburg, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
“When I realized I won, I immediately told my family and we made plans to go to Tallahassee the next day,” Lumpkin told the Lottery. “I was so excited about claiming $1 million that I couldn’t fall asleep!”
Lumpkin purchased her winning ticket from St. Thomas Food Mart, located at 935 49th Street North in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
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.