POLK COUNTY, FL. – The Florida Lottery announced that Tommy Wilkinson, 48, of Winter Haven, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
After winning big on THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game, Wilkinson hit the road again, this time to head to Tallahassee to claim his prize.
“The first person I called was my wife,” Wilkinson told the Lottery. “As soon as she picked up I told her she was finally going to get her dream house.”
Wilkinson purchased his winning ticket from Grab-N-Go, located at 2477 Rifle Range Road in Winter Haven. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
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.