The Florida Lottery announces that Adam Janowski, 67, of Fort Myers, claimed a $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.
An avid Florida Lottery player, Janowski was still surprised when he saw that he won. “I thought I was going to have a heart attack! I couldn’t believe it!”
Janowski purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 7950 Dani Drive in Fort Myers. 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.