Duval County

Jacksonville woman wins $1 million prize on Florida Lottery scratch-off for her Facebook lotto group

Elizabeth Williams (center) of Jacksonville poses with two other members of the Lucky Lotto Champs group and oversized check after claiming a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville woman who is part of a Facebook lottery group claimed a $1 million prize on a scratch-off game for her group, the Florida Lottery said.

Elizabeth Williams, 60, purchased the winning $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game  at the Publix located at 7749 Normandy Boulevard in Jacksonville.


The Facebook group that Williams belongs to is called Lucky Lotto Champs, which consists of five Lottery players located across Florida, the Lottery said in a release.

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The other members of the group were on a Facebook Live video watching as Williams scratched the $1 million-winning ticket.

“We’re a close-knit group that enjoys putting our money together to play Scratch-Offs,” Williams said. “When I scratched the ticket, I couldn’t believe it. All I could say was ‘O-M-G’ over and over.”

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The group chose to receive its winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $640,000.

The new $50 Scratch-Off game launched in February and features two top prizes of $1 million a year for life and 234 prizes of $1 million.

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