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Florida Man Claims $1 Million Prize from Playing Scratch-Off Game

The Florida Lottery recently announced that 36-year-old Sean Wickson, of Englewood, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game at the Lottery’s Ft. Myers District Office.




The Charlotte County man chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.

The Florida winner purchased his winning ticket from Englewood Sunoco, located at 4821 Placida Road in Grove City. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The $50 game, 500X THE CASH, features a top prize of $25 million, the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game and the best odds to become an instant millionaire. 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).




The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $45 billion to enhance education and sending more than 983,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,500 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $91.2 billion in prizes and made more than 3,800 people millionaires.

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