LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – A Florida man won $1 million while playing the 500X the Cash scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery announced.
Howard Creps, 40, of Land O’ Lakes, claimed his prize last week at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
Creps purchased his winning ticket from Land O’ Lakes BP.
The business 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 -- and the best odds to become an instant millionaire!” a news release from the Florida Lottery stated. “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 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.”