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Another Florida Woman Wins $1 Million Playing Scratch-Off

The Florida Lottery recently announced that Barbara Arnesen, of Lake Placid, claimed a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR scratch-off game at the Lottery’s Fort Myers District Office.




The Highlands County woman chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $640,000.00.

Arnesen purchased her winning ticket from Sunshine Food Mart, located at 134 U.S. Highway 27 North, in Lake Placid, Florida. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The $50 scratch-off game, $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR launched in February and features two top prizes of $1 million a year for life and 234 prizes of $1 million. This game also features more than $1.6 billion in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.

Scratch-off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 72 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2022-2023. Additionally, since inception, scratch-off games have awarded more than $59.5 billion in prizes, created 1,947 millionaires, and generated more than $18.39 billion for the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).




A St. Augustine woman also recently claimed a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR scratch-off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

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