MIAMI – A $10 scratch-off ticket purchased at Publix has made a Miami woman a whole lot richer.
Patricia Burns, 41, claimed the top prize from the $2 million Cashword scratch-off game, Florida Lottery officials announced.
She decided to take a lump-sum payment of $1.475 million.
Burns bought the scratcher at the Publix at 1776 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The store gets a $4,000 commission for selling the ticket.
The Cashword game, launched in 2019, gives players a chance to win one of 10 top prizes of $2 million.
Last month, another Miami woman won $1 million on a $5 scratcher bought at Walmart.
Florida Lottery says that scratch-off games make up about 75% of their ticket sales and contributed more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the last fiscal year.