Leesburg woman wins $1 million on Florida lotto scratch-off game

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lake County woman became an instant millionaire Monday.

58-year-old Kimberly Elbers claimed her $1 million prize at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

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The Leesburg woman got her $50 “500X The Cash” winning ticket from the Publix on North 14th Street.

The game features the largest top prize ever offered on a scratch-off game in Florida.

Elbers chose to receive her winnings in a single, lump-sum payment of $820,000.

The Leesburg Publix where the winning ticket was sold will also receive a $2,000 bonus commission.

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According to the Florida lottery, scratch-off games make up about 75 percent of all ticket sales

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