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Palm Beach Gardens man wins $1 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Winning ticket purchased at Publix
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Posted at 3:27 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:58:06-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced Tuesday a Palm Beach Gardens resident won $1 million after purchasing a winning scratch-off ticket at Publix.

Officials said Louis Basile won playing THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, a $30 scratch-off game that launched in February.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.

Basile bought his winning ticket at a Publix located at 4101 Hood Rd. in Palm Beach Gardens.

The Florida Lottery said the retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79. However, the odds of winning $1 million are 1-in-270,717.