Leesburg man wins $1 million with scratch-off lottery ticket

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Leesburg man won $1 million dollars with a $50 scratch-off lottery ticket, the Florida Lottery announced Thursday.


Lottery officials say 65-year-old Mohammad Hossain bought his winning ticket from the BP Food Mart on 14th Street in Leesburg.

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The new game, “500X The Cash,” boasts the largest ever top prize offered for a Florida scratch-off game at $25 million.

According to the Florida Lottery, Hossain chose to receive his winnings at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee as a one-time, lump sum of $820,000.

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Lottery officials say scratch-off games account for approximately 75-percent of all ticket sales, and generated more than $1.3 billion for the Education Enhancement Trust Fund in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Overall, the Florida lottery has contributed more than $40 billion to the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

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For more information on the Florida Lottery, click here.

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