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Boca Raton man wins $5 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Winning ticket purchased at Kwik Stop store
Posted at 11:10 AM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 11:12:26-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A 61-year-old Boca Raton man just claimed a big jackpot playing a Florida lottery scratch-off game.

Officials announced Wednesday that John Young of Boca Raton, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD scratch-off game.

Young chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,915,000.

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The Boca Raton man purchased his winning ticket from a Kwik Stop store located at 1300 Northwest Seventh Ave. in Boca Raton.

The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.91.

However, the odds of winning $5 million are 1-in-4,027,792.