PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A 39-year-old Port St. Lucie woman turned a $50 lottery ticket into $1 million!
Lottery officials announced this week that LeeAnn Rivera claimed the big prize after playing the 500X The Cash scratch-off game.
Rivera chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
LeeAnn Rivera of #PortSt.Lucie walked into 7-Eleven, bought a 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off ticket, and strolled out a millionaire! Congrats to another Florida Lottery winner! https://t.co/QhKmQdQO7K pic.twitter.com/jp9a6in3fW— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) June 28, 2022
Officials said she purchased her winning ticket from a 7-Eleven located at 198 North A1A in Satellite Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The $50 game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50. However, the odds of winning $1 million by playing the game are 1-in-267,739.