The Florida Lottery announced three jackpot wins this week from scratch-off tickets for a combined total of $9,500,000.
On Monday, Leonard Linton, 42, of Pinetta, claimed a $2 million top prize from the 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000.00.
Linton credits the big, $2 million-dollar win to his tiny, pregnant dachshund named Ivy.
Linton received a call that Ivy was not feeling well. To get to her as quickly as possible, Linton took a different route home stopping at Stop N Shop located on 540 East Howard Street in Live Oak, where he made a quick pit stop.
When asked if he had any big plans, Linton responded, “I still can’t believe it. This is life-changing, but I’m definitely getting Ivy a new kennel!” The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The $10 game 100X THE CASH, launched in January and features more than $337.9 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $2,000,000! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.44.
Then on Tuesday, Lizaida Adorno, 49, of Ocala, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Gainesville District Office. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.
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Adorno purchased her winning ticket from Quick King Food Store, located at 168 Marion Oaks Boulevard in Ocala. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Finally, on Wednesday the Florida Lottery announced that Dominique Ryman, of Glen Saint Mary, claimed a top prize from the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Jacksonville District Office. She chose to receive her winnings in annual installments of $260,000 a year for 25 years, of $6,500,000 paid over time.
Ryman purchased her winning ticket from Country Boys, located at 7218 West Mount Vernon Street in Glen Saint Mary. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Players have a chance to win more than $165.6 million in total cash prizes with the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game! For only $10, this ticket offers four top prizes of $5,000 a week for life and the overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35.
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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.