Tallahassee man wins $1 million prize from Florida Lottery scratch-off
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 63-year-old Tallahassee man is an instant millionaire after discovering a winning scratch-off ticket inside his pocket was worth 1,000 times more than he originally thought.
The Florida Lottery announced Friday that Lee Wingfield, 63, of Tallahassee, claimed a $1 million prize from the new 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $890,000.
Officials report Wingfield didn’t immediately realize he had won $1 million.
“I originally thought I won $1,000, so I put the ticket in my pocket and went about my day. That night I realized my prize had a lot more than three zeros in it,” he said.
Wingfield purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 2111 Northeast Capital Circle in Tallahassee. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, 200X THE CASH, launched in September and features more than $446 million in cash prizes, including ten top prizes of $5 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.96.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $5,000 or more.A 63-year-old Tallahassee man is an instant millionaire after discovering a winning scratch-off ticket inside his pocket was worth 1,000 times more than he thought originally.
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Launch Date: October 23, 2017
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