Two Florida Woman Hit $500,000 On $5.00 PAY ME! Scratch-Off Ticket

The Florida Lottery announced that Kimberly Schultz, 47, of Palm Coast, and Susan Smeltzer, 58, each claimed a $500,000 top prize from the PAY ME! Scratch-Off game using secured drop boxes located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee and Fort Myers.

Schultz purchased her winning ticket from Grocery Box, located at 448 South Yonge Street in Ormond Beach. Smeltzer purchased her winning ticket from Sunset Marathon, located at 2912 U.S. Highway 27 South in Sebring.

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. Players 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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