Florida Man Wins Lottery

Retired US Air Force Electrical Engineer Wins $1 Million On Florida Lottery After Stop At Publix

Florida Man Wins Lottery
Source: Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery announced that Kerim Akel, 67, of Navarre, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

According to the Florida Lottery, Akel is a retired US Air Force Electrical Engineer.

Akel chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.

Akel purchased his winning ticket from Publix at 8244 Navarre Parkway in Navarre. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

In the news: Florida Man Wins $1 Million On A $5 Lottery Scratch-Off

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 77 percent of ticket sales in the fiscal year 2021-2022. Since inception,

Scratch-Off games have generated over $17.69 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

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