A Temple Terrace man bought a $5 lottery ticket and came home $500,000 richer.
That’s from Florida Lottery officials who say Stanley Clay, 55, of Temple Terrace purchased one of the grand prize-winning tickets in the 20X The CASH scratch off game. Clay purchased his ticket at Star Food Stores, 6904 N. 56th St.
The 20X The CASH game was launched last July and offers more than $10 million in prizes. The grand prize in this particular game is $500,000. Clay’s win means there are two other top prizes remaining, the Florida Lottery reports. The odds of winning are one in 4.19.
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All told, the Florida Lottery runs about 60 different scratch-off games with cards sold at stores throughout the state. To find a place to buy, just visit the lottery’s website.
“Scratch-off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, making up approximately 58 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $495 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2011-12,” a media release stated.
What would you do with an extra $500,000?