Malabar Man Claims $1 Million Prize In Florida Scratch-Off Game, Winning Ticket Sold In Palm Bay
By Space Coast Daily // August 15, 2018
Kelly chose lump-sum payment of $770K
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announced that Joseph Kelly, 66, of Malabar, claimed a $1 million prize in the FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Kelly chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.00.
Kelly purchased his winning ticket from SM Trading, located at 1540 Palm Bay Road Northeast in Palm Bay. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, FLORIDA 100X THE CASH, launched on February 26, and features eight top prizes of $15 million – the largest Scratch-Off top prize ever offered by the Florida Lottery. The game also offers 20 prizes of $1 million. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.59.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69-percent of ticket sales.
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