Two Florida Players Claim $500,000 Each On ‘Pay Me’ Scratch-Off Game

The Florida Lottery announced that Martin Wall, 42, of Cutler Bay, and Glenda Smith, 64, of Fort Lauderdale, each claimed a $500,000 top prize from the new PAY ME! Scratch-Off game.

Wall claimed his top prize at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee and Smith claimed her top prize using a secured drop box located at the Miami District Office.

Wall purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 18485 South Dixie Highway in Cutler Bay. Smith purchased her winning ticket from Kwik Shop Store, located at 1512 Northwest 19th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

The $5 game, PAY ME!, launched in February and features over $58 million in total cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.98.

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.

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Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.


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