NAVARRE, Florida – The Florida Lottery announced that Kerim Akel, 67, of Navarre, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
The Santa Rosa County man chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.
Akel purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 8244 Navarre Parkway in Navarre.
The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $50 game, 500X THE CASH, features a top prize of $25 million—the largest ever offered on a Florida Scratch-Off game—and the best odds to become an instant millionaire.
The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.