TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A 52-year-old Jacksonville man claimed a top prize in a $1 million scratch-off game.
Mark Durham chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $760,000.
Durham purchased his winning ticket from Emmanuel Food Store, at 6510 Normandy Blvd. in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
The $10 Scratch-Off game, $1,000,000 CashWord, launched on May 17, 2016, and features eight top prizes of $1 million and more than 2.9 million winning tickets. The overall odds of winning are one-in-3.39.
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 (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16, officials said.