Franklin Aguilar (right) poses with his friend (left), and oversized check after
claiming a $1 million prize in the FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game.
The Florida Lottery announces that Franklin Aguilar, 41, of Orlando, claimed the first $1 million prize in the new FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.00.
Aguilar bought the winning ticket with his friend. “We like to buy tickets together and share our winnings” Franklin explained. “When we saw the new Scratch-Off game we thought we’d give it a chance. We were shocked when we scratched the ticket to reveal our big win!”
Aguilar purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 6758 Conroy Road in Orlando. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The new $30 game, FLORIDA 100X THE CASH, launched on February 26, and features eight top prizes of $15 million (the largest Scratch-Off top prize ever offered by the Florida Lottery)! The game also offers 20 prizes of $1 million. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.59.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.