FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A $10 scratch-off revealed a $2 million top prize for South Florida’s latest lucky lottery winner.
Genner Hernandez, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, hit it big on a 100X Scratch-Off ticket he bought at the Star K located at 2509 SW 9th Avenue, Florida Lottery officials announced.
He decided to take his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,605,000.
The Star K that sold the winning ticket gets a $4,000 bonus commission.
Florida Lottery says that the game Hernandez won launched in January and features eight top prizes of $2 million.
Just last week, it was announced that a 68-year-old Fort Lauderdale man won $5 million on a scratch-off.
According to Florida Lottery, scratch-offs make up about 75% of their ticket sales and generated over $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the last full fiscal year.