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Lakeland man wins $1 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 14:24:15-04

The Florida Lottery announces that Hugo Franco, 52, of Lakeland, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.

Franco purchased his winning ticket from Lincoln Super Stop, located at 2103 South Lincoln Avenue in Lakeland. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 , launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.

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.