The Florida Lottery announces that John Golbranson, III, 59, of St. Augustine, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Goldbranson chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,462.00. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 84 Tuscan Way in St. Augustine. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
After cashing $100 he had won from other Scratch-Off tickets, Goldbranson decided to try his luck on a few more tickets. "My wife and I were shocked to see it was a $1 million winning ticket," Goldbranson said. "Buying a few extra Scratch-Offs really ended up paying off!"
The $25 game, $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH, features more than 11 million winning tickets and more than $624 million in total cash prizes. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.88.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 67 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $632 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2014-15.