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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 40-year-old man from Naples was the latest winner to claim a million-dollar prize from the Florida Lottery.
Andrew Vander Wall stopped by Circle K to pick up a 500X The Cash scratch-off game when he learned he would be going home with $1 million.
Vander Wall went to the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee where he chose the cash option of $820,000.
“It’s crazy!” Vander Wall told the Florida Lottery. “I’m still freaking out.”
His odds of winning the second-place prize were 1-in-267,739. Only 14 of the 160 million-dollar prizes remain.
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Vander Wall bought his winning ticket at Circle K, located at 6615 Dudley Drive in Naples. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $50 game 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.