Woman Wins $1 Million Playing The $5,000,000 Cashword Scratch-Off Game

May 26, 2024 | Lottery News

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (May 24, 2024) – Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Anita Ervin, 61, of Tallahassee, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game at Lottery’s Headquarters in Tallahassee. Ervin chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $780,000.00.

Ervin purchased her winning ticket from Fair Price Food Store, located at 440 East Paul Russell Road in Tallahassee. The retailer received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

Turn your love of words into a life-changing opportunity with the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game! This $20 ticket comes packed with more than $239.6 million in total cash prizes and more than 5.4 million winning tickets! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.91.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 72 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2022-2023. Additionally, since inception, Scratch-Off games have awarded more than $61.9 billion in prizes, created 2,103 millionaires, and generated more than $18.95 billion for the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $46 billion to enhance education and sending more than 983,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,500 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $94.2 billion in prizes and made more than 4,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.floridalottery.com.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery Communications.

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