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

Posted at 1:28 PM, Jul 22, 2020

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.


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.