Hillsborough Woman Claims $5 MILLION on a Scratch-Off Game

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla – The Florida Lottery announced that Ana Barrientos Chavira, of Dover, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee, three days before her 33rd birthday. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,915,000.00.

Barrientos Chavira purchased her winning ticket from Circle K, located at 1609 Branch Forbes Road in Plant City. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $20 game, $5,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in May and features eight top prizes of $5 million and 24 second tier prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.91.

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 the fiscal year 2019-20.

To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery’s secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.

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