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Florida Man Claims $5 Million Prize from Monopoly Scratch-Off Game

The Florida Lottery recently announced that Bernard Waters, of Milton, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $20 MONOPOLY DOUBLER scratch-off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

The Santa Rosa County man chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,994,698.00.

The North Florida winner purchased his winning ticket from S Food Mart Three, LLC, located at 6025 Stewart Street in Milton. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The $20¬†MONOPOLY DOUBLER scratch-off game features more than $493 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $5 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.02.

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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