Steven Lai won a $1 million prize from the 50X Scratch-Off game he bought from Orange City Shell, according to the Florida Lottery.
An Orange City man is now nearly a million dollars richer (before taxes) after winning a scratch-off game, according to a release from the Florida Lottery.
Steven Lai, 59, won a $1 million prize from the 50X Scratch-Off game he bought from Orange City Shell, 885 South Volusia Avenue. He elected to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $805,000.00, the release said.
To turn in his ticket, Lai used a secured drop box at the headquarters in Tallahassee.
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“To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice,” the release said.
Orange City Shell will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, the release said.
“The $5 game, 50X, launched in January 2019 and features 12 top prizes of $1,000,000,” the release said. “The game also gives players the opportunity to multiply the prize shown by up to 50 times.”
The odds of winning something in 50X are one-in-4.19. The odds of winning a million dollars are 1-in-3,192,820, according to the Florida Lottery website.
Players with winning tickets are asked to use the Lottery’s secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, the release said, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public.
For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.
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