West Melbourne Man Claims $1 Million Dollar Prize Playing Florida Lottery’s Scratch-Off Game

By  //  January 15, 2022

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winning ticket sold at Publix in West Melbourne

The Florida Lottery announced that David Rainwater, 66, of West Melbourne claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game.

BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announced that David Rainwater, 66, of West Melbourne claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game.

Rainwater chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 145 Palm Bay Road Northeast in West Melbourne.

The retailer 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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.