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Tampa woman wins $1M from $20 scratch-off game

"I’m finally able to afford a house for my family and me!"
Credit: Florida Lottery
Wanda Brana (center) poses with her daughter (left) and Florida Lottery Chief of Staff Reggie Dixon (right) after claiming a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters.

TAMPA, Fla. — A $20 bill has made a Tampa woman a millionaire!

Wanda Brana bought the $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off at the Rome Food Mart on W. Sligh Avenue. It turned out to be a big winner! Brana already knows what to do with the money.

“I have been renting for years, but now I’m finally able to afford a house for my family and me!” she said.

The 55-year-old claimed her prize in Tallahassee alongside her daughter. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $760,000. The convenience store where Brana bought the winning ticket will also get a $2,000 bonus.

Credit: Florida Lottery
Wanda Brana (center) poses with her daughter (left) and Florida Lottery Chief of Staff Reggie Dixon (right) after claiming a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters.

This Scratch-Off game is fairly new to the Florida Lottery, launching in September 2019. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.

The Florida Lottery says Scratch-Off games make up about 75% of ticket sales. The company says the games brought in more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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