Orange County

CHA-CHING! Orange County woman wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County woman has scratched her way to being $1 million richer after winning the prize in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

Florenda Zelaya claimed the $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game after purchasing her winning ticket from the All In One Deli on East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.


The 50-year-old woman chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.

The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a $2,000 bonus commission.

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The $50 game, 500X THE CASH, features a top prize of $25 million, the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game, and the best odds to become an instant millionaire.

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Scratch-off games made up 75% of ticket sales and generated more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the fiscal year 2020-21.

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