NewsLocal News


Madison man wins $2 million prize from Florida scratch-off game

Florida Lottery Front page
Posted at 12:09 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:09:49-05

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A 50-year-old Madison man has become an instant millionaire after claiming the top prize from a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

The Florida Lottery announced Monday that Keith Smith, 50, of Madison, claimed a $2 million top prize from the $2,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,475,000.00.

Smith purchased his winning ticket from Busy Bee, located at 1407 East U.S. 90 in Madison. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $10 Scratch-Off game, $2,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in August 2017 and features six top prizes of $2 million and over 6,000 prizes between $1,000 to $2 million. The overall odds of winning are one-in-3.38.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more.

Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at You can also use the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.