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Jacksonville man claims $1 million prize from 500X THE CASH scratch-off game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced Friday that Sidney Herbert, 44, of Jacksonville claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game at the Lottery’s Jacksonville District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.

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Herbert purchased his winning ticket from Speedway Food Store at 4545 Ocean Street in Atlantic Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The $50 game 500X THE CASH features a top prize of $25 million, the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1 in 4.50.

Scratch-off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 77% of ticket sales and generating more than $1.8 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in fiscal year 2021-22.

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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $42 billion to education and sending more than 917,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99% of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers and transfers to education.

Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $82.4 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires.

For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.


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