Florida man wins $2 million playing Lottery scratch-off game


TALLAHASSEE – A Florida man won the top $2 million prize after playing the Bonus Cashword scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery announced Wednesday.

Dwight Rozier, 66, of Tallahassee, claimed his winnings at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee and chose to receive the one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000.

According to the Florida Lottery, Rozier purchased his winning ticket from a Campus Edge Food Mart in his hometown.

The store will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

“The $10 game, $2,000,000 Bonus Cashword, launched in May and features eight top prizes of $2 million and 20 second-tier prizes of $100,000!” the Florida Lottery said in a news release. “The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.12.”

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Ryan Mackey is a Digital Journalist at WPLG. He was born in Long Island, New York, and has lived in Sunrise, Florida since 1994.