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St. Pete man wins $1M from $50 scratch-off

Posted at 12:52 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 12:52:46-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg man won $1 million on the new 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game.

The Florida Lottery announced Gary Franklin, 52, of St. Petersburg, chose to get his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000 at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.


Franklin bought his winning ticket from B & N Food Mart, located at 2000 62nd Avenue in St. Petersburg, which will get a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The new $50 game features a top prize of $25 million, the largest ever offered on a Florida Scratch-Off game. The game's overall odds of winning are 1 in 4.5, the Florida Lotto said.