The Florida Lottery announces that Douglas Edwards, 51, of Cartersville, Georgia, claimed the first $2 million top prize in the $2,000,000 24 KARAT CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,600,000.00.
Edwards said he still doesn’t know what he wants to do with his winnings, “I just know I have to be at work tomorrow morning!”
Edwards purchased his winning ticket while on vacation from 7-Eleven located at 890 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
24 KARAT CASH offers four top prizes of $2 million! This $10 game also features more than 152,500 prizes from $100 to $10,000. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.57.
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.