BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Palm Bay man claimed a $1 million prize from a scratch-off game on Wednesday, according to Florida Lottery officials.
Howard Carling, 67, purchased the winning 500X the cash scratch-off ticket at Sunlight Food Mart, located at at 2235 Jupiter Blvd. Southwest in Palm Bay. The food mart will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said.
Carling chose to receive his earnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000 at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
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The $50 500X the cash game features a top prize of $25 million, which is the largest offered on a Florida scratch-off game.
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