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Gadsden County woman turns $5 into $1 million after winning top prize in Florida Scratch-Off game

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 13:31:48-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — On Wednesday, the Florida Lottery announced that Eddie Murray of Greensboro, claimed a $1 million prize from the 50X Scratch-Off game.

She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $805,000.00.

Murray purchased her winning ticket from Food Mart, located at 120 Green Avenue in Greensboro. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 game, 50X, launched in January 2020, and features 12 top prizes of $1,000,000. The game also gives players the opportunity to multiply the prize shown by up to 50 times. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.19.

Players collecting their winnings use the Lottery’s secured drop box located at each district office, or they can mail tickets to the Florida Lottery HQ or their local district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, so players can hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public.

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.

People who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize 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, 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, click here.