Homestead Woman Wins $1 Million After Shopping at Publix by Playing Scratch-Off

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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA  – The Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Francis Flores, 57, of Homestead, claimed a $1 million top prize from the STRUCK BY LUCK Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Miami District Office. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.

Flores purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 23300 Southwest 112th Avenue in Homestead. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The STRUCK BY LUCK game gives players the chance to win electrifying prizes of up to $1 million. This game is packed with seven million winning tickets and more than $176.4 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.36.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $41 billion to enhance education and sending more than 917,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $80.5 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

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