Tampa Man Hits $1 Million Top Prize $1,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off Game

August 14, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla.- The Florida Lottery announced that Michael Barnes, 64, of Tampa, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $1,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game after mailing in his winning ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $700,000.00.

Barnes purchased his winning ticket from Pick N Pay, located at 8103 North 40th Street in Tampa. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 game, $1,000,000 LUCK, features over $72.8 million in total cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.04.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $965 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2018-19.

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