MIAMI – A Miami man scratched his way to a $500,000 top prize after buying a $5 ticket at a local gas station.
Jose Arce, 62, of Miami, purchased his 20X Crossword scratcher at a gas station located at 9201 Southwest 40th Street, Florida Lottery officials say.
The game launched in July and features over $113 million in total cash prizes.
Earlier this month a Broward man scored a $1 million prize from a different $5 scratch-off game.
Florida Lottery says scratch-offs comprise about 75% of their ticket sales and generated over $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the last fiscal year.