August 13, 2023
Scratch cards are some of the most played gambling games in the United States and worldwide. These games are simple to play, as you only need to purchase a ticket and scratch off the layer to reveal a payout if you’re lucky.
One of the latest success stories in this luck-based game is that of Maher Nameh from Palm Coast, Florida, United States. On Friday, August 11, 2023, the Florida Lottery announced that the 39-year-old had won $1 million from a $50 scratch card game. The regulated operator added that Maher opted for a one-time payment, receiving a lump sum of $640,000.
Below is a statement from the Florida Lottery:
“The $50 scratch-off game, $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR launched in February and features two top prizes of $1 million a year for life and 234 prizes of $1 million. Additionally, the scratch-off tickets are filled with more than $1.6 billion in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.”
The lucky player purchased the scratch-off ticket at J Discount in Ormond Beach. As expected, the retailer will receive $2,000 from the operator for selling the winning ticket.
Florida has recently been the main location for scratch card and lottery winners in the United States. A day before Nameh’s win, the Florida Lottery awarded Salma Farjado a $1 million prize after playing 500X the Cash scratch card game. Back in June, a 41-year-old woman, Altovise Morris, won two $1 million payouts from scratch-off games.
But these success stories cannot compare to the $1.58 billion win on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. The Florida Lottery announced that a lucky player had won $1.58 million playing Mega Millions. The lottery jackpot had gone unclaimed since April this year. The winner can claim the prize in 30 installments for three decades or choose a lump sum option of $783.3 million.
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