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Port St. Lucie woman wins $500,000 after purchasing $5 scratch-off ticket at local convenience store

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 06:39:11-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery said a Port St. Lucie woman turned $5 into $500,000 after purchasing a scratch-off lottery ticket at a local convenience store.

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On Tuesday, officials said Patricia Latvis claimed the top prize from the $500,000 JACKPOT MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

She purchased her winning ticket at the Sunlight Food Mart located at 1289 Southwest Del Rio Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie.

The $500,000 JACKPOT MULTIPLIER game just launched in September of last year.

This scratch-off game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.01. However, the odds of winning $500,000 are 1-in-1,180,000.