TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Two South Floridians won a million dollars each playing the Florida Lottery’s 500X THE CASH scratch-off game.
Rene Garcia, 51, of Miramar, and John Kennedy, 52, of Lantana, each chose to receive their winnings in a one-time lump-sum payment of $820,000.
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Garcia purchased her winning ticket at a Publix on Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines. Kennedy bought his ticket at a Chevron gas station on Hypoluxo Road in Lake Worth.
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Each retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning tickets.
The $50 game, 500X THE CASH, features a top prize of $25 million, the largest ever offered on a Florida scratch-off game. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.
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