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St. Lucie County man wins $1 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Darrin Thorpe chose one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000
Darrin Thorpe of Port St. Lucie claimed a $1 million prize playing the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game.
Posted at 12:28 PM, Feb 09, 2023

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Port St. Lucie man just cashed in and claimed a big prize playing the Florida Lottery.

Lottery officials announced Thursday that Darrin Thorpe, 53, of Port St. Lucie, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.

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Thorpe purchased his winning ticket from a Circle K convenience store located at 400 Southeast Port St. Lucie Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.

Lottery officials said the retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.  

The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.  However, the chances of winning $1 million are 1-in-267,739.