James Burlington poses with his oversized check after claiming a $1 million
prize in the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH Scratch-Off game.
The Florida Lottery announces that James Burlington, 66, of Key Biscayne, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $748,000.00.
Burlington has been an avid Lottery player for years and has claimed prizes at various levels. When asked his playing strategy, Burlington explained, “You have to get in the game and take a big chance.”
Burlington purchased his winning ticket from the Flagship Shell Gas Station, located at 2775 Southwest 28thTerrace in Miami. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The new $25 game, $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH, launched in February and features more than $549 million in total cash prizes, including two top prizes of $10 million and 46 prizes of $1 million! Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.89.
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.