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Lantana woman wins $500,000 playing $5 Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Posted at 5:23 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 05:23:41-05

LANTANA, Fla. — A Lantana woman on Wednesday claimed the top prize in a $5 scratch off game -- $500,000!

The Florida Lottery said in a written statement that Helen Lucas, 37, of Lantana, won the cash playing the $500,000 PAYDAY Scratch-Off game.

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Lucas purchased her winning ticket at a Wawa located at 3950 South Congress Ave. in Palm Springs.

The Lantana woman said she is excited to put the money to good use.

“I want to put a down payment on a house for me and my family!” said Lucas.

The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03, but the odds of winning $500,000 are 1-in-2,800,000.