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.
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.
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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