The Florida Lottery announced that Jose Arce, 62, of Miami, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the 20X CROSSWORD Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from SDM Gas LLC, located at 9201 Southwest 40th Street in Miami.
The $5 game, 20X CROSSWORD, launched in July and features over $113 million in total cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.99.
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.