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Man turns $5 into $500,000 playing Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 05:34:57-04

A 31-year-old Texas man turned $5 into $500,000 by winning the top prize in a Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game.

Eimayasir Ofarrill Correoso of Houston, TX, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY Scratch-Off game after mailing in his winning ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

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He purchased his winning ticket from Lisy Star Discount Corp, located at 2426 Southwest 8th Street in Miami.

The $5 game, $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY, launched in April 2019 and features over $69.4 million in prizes including eight top prizes of $500,000. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.06.