Jacksonville man wins top prize of $500K in lottery scratch-off game


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man has claimed the top prize in the $500,000 Holiday Millions Scratch-Off game.

Lonnie Wolfe, 51, purchased the winning ticket from Rk's Food Mart on Beach Boulevard.

Wolfe is the second person from Jacksonville to win the top prize from the scratch-off game in the past week.

The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 Holiday Millions, launched in October, and features more than 2.9 million prizes, including eight top prizes of $500,000.

Florida Lottery officials said the game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.06.

Officials said scratch-off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the 2015-16 fiscal year.