Tuesday, November 28

Lake Worth man wins $1 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

A Lake Worth man’s bank account just got a whole lot bigger.

Florida Lottery officials announced Thursday that Tranquilino Mendez Alvarez, 33, claimed a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A Year For Life Spectacular scratch-off game.

Mendez Alvarez chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $640,000.

Officials said he purchased his winning ticket from a 7-Eleven located at 4774 South Military Trail in Lake Worth.

The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The $50 scratch-off game launched in February.

The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50. However, the chance of winning $1 million is 1-in-185,709.

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