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Tallahassee woman wins $1 million prize in Florida Lottery Cashword Game


Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Lottery announced that Anita Ervin, a 61-year-old resident of Tallahassee, has claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 Cashword Scratch-Off game. Ervin opted to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $780,000.00.

A Lucky Purchase

Ervin’s winning ticket was purchased at Fair Price Food Store, located at 440 East Paul Russell Road in Tallahassee. For selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket, the retailer received a $2,000 bonus commission, adding to the excitement and celebration at the local store.

A Life-Changing Game

The $5,000,000 Cashword Scratch-Off game, which offers players the chance to “Turn your love of words into a life-changing opportunity,” is a $20 ticket game loaded with more than $239.6 million in total cash prizes and over 5.4 million winning tickets. The overall odds of winning in this game are 1-in-2.91, making it a popular choice among lottery enthusiasts.

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Contribution to Education

Scratch-Off games like the $5,000,000 Cashword are a significant part of the Florida Lottery’s portfolio, accounting for approximately 72 percent of ticket sales in the fiscal year 2022-2023. Since their inception, Scratch-Off games have awarded over $61.9 billion in prizes and created 2,103 millionaires. Additionally, these games have generated more than $18.95 billion for the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF), contributing substantially to Florida’s educational initiatives.

The Florida Lottery continues to offer exciting opportunities for players while supporting education in the state. Anita Ervin’s win is a testament to the life-changing potential of these games and the ongoing success of the Florida Lottery’s commitment to both entertainment and education funding.

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