Jonathan Wyman (left) poses with his wife and oversized check after
claiming a $2 million prize in the WHEEL OF FORTUNE Scratch-Off game.
The Florida Lottery announces that Jonathan Wyman, 65, of Palmetto, claimed a $2 million prize in the WHEEL OF FORTUNE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1.6 million.
Wyman purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 1101 8th Avenue West in Palmetto. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The new $10 Scratch-Off game, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, launched in April, and features more than $75 million in total cash prizes, including four prizes of $2 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.04.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.