LARGO, Fla. – The Florida Lottery announced that Jerome Boies, 54, of Largo, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the new DIAMOND MINE 9X Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Tampa District Office.
He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 13098 Walsingham Road in Largo.
The $5 game, DIAMOND MINE 9X, launched in December 2020 and features over $48 million in total cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-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.