Melbourne Teen Claims $2 Million Prize Playing Florida 50X the Cash Scratch-Off Game
By Space Coast Daily // October 23, 2018
winning ticket sold at Shell, located at 3676 North Wickham Road in Melbourne
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announces that Miguel Tum Us, 19, of Melbourne, claimed a $2 million top prize in the FLORIDA 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose to receive his prize in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,600,000.00.
Tum Us purchased his winning ticket from Shell, located at 3676 North Wickham Road in Melbourne. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game, FLORIDA 50X THE CASH, launched on January 15, and gives players the opportunity to multiply their winnings by up to 50 times. The game also offers over $162 million in cash prizes, plus eight $2 million top prizes. Overall odds of winning are one-in-3.46.
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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