Missouri Tourist Wins $1 Million Florida Scratch-Off Prize After Missing Flight Home
By Space Coast Daily // July 29, 2021
Chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00
BRANDON, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery revealed that tourist Angela Caravella, 51, of Kansas City, Missouri, won $1 million in the Florida Lottery after her flight home was canceled unexpectedly.
Caravella won the top prize from The Fastest Road $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game.
Caravella purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 1220 Kingsway Road in Brandon. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.
”I had a feeling something bizarre was going to happen after my flight was canceled unexpectedly,” Caravella told the Florida Lottery.
”I bought a few Scratch-Off tickets to pass the time and just like that – I won $1 million!”
Publix will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $30 game, The Fastest Road to $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in the fiscal year 2019-20.