Gerald Diff poses with his wife and oversized check after claiming
a top prize in the $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH Scratch-Off game.
The Florida Lottery announces that Gerald Diff, 60, of Port Charlotte, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 2646 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
The new $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH, launched on October 23, and offers more than three million winning tickets, with 118 prizes from $10,000 to $500,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-4.07.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.