TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A St. Augustine man won $500,000 from a $5 scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery said.
George Vilches, 33, of St. Augustine, claimed the top prize after playing the $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY Scratch-Off game.
He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 18485 South Dixie Highway in Miami.
The $5 game $500,000 CROSSWORD EXTRA PLAY launched in April and features over $69.4 million in prizes including eight top prizes of $500,000, the Florida Lottery said.
The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.06.