MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Winning a million dollars in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game is becoming contagious in South Florida.
The latest is a Miami woman who scored a million dollar prize by playing the Florida Lotterys’ THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 scratch-off game.READ MORE: Three South Floridians To Spend 18 Years Behind Bars In Fraud Scheme Involving Baby Formula
Nayvi Brizuela, 36, claimed the top prize at the Lottery’s Miami District Office. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
Brizuela purchased her winning ticket from West Hialeah U-Gas, located at 7950 West 28th Avenue. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of a million dollars and over $948 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
Maria Duran, 65, also from Miami, also claimed a million dollar prize in the game earlier this month.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the fiscal year 2020-2021.MORE NEWS: Report: South Florida Counties Have High COVID Levels, Despite CDC Numbers
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