TAMPA, Fla — It's not every day a young 20-something becomes a millionaire overnight, but one Tampa man did it.
Joel Duran, 25, claimed a $1 million top prize from playing the "50X The Cash" scratch-off Florida Lottery game. He bought the winning ticket for $5 at Radiant Food Shop on West Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa, the Florida Lottery said in a press release.
Duran chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off game.
The "50X The Cash" game is fairly new, having just launched in January 2022. It features more than $215 million in cash prizes, including 12 top prizes of $1 million.
The odds of winning this game are 1-in-3.90, the Florida Lottery says.