The Florida Lottery announces that Walter Nelson, 68, of Okeechobee, claimed a $5 million prize in the $5,000,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Nelson chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,671,280.00. He purchased his winning ticket from New Express Food Mart, located at 3621 Southeast 34th Avenue in Okeechobee.
The $20 game, $5,000,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLER, launched in September 2015, and features more than 7.6 million winning tickets and more than $346 million in total cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
Scratch-Offs 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.