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Port St. Lucie Man Wins $1-Million Playing 500X the Cash Game

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Meredyth Hope Hall
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Jeffrey Voltaire (left) poses with his family and oversized check after claiming a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game.

Port St. Lucie - Saturday November 19, 2022:  Port St. Lucie resident  Jeffrey Voltaire has claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The 41 year old chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.   

Voltaire purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 1651 Southwest St. Lucie West Boulevard in Port St. Lucie. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.    

The $50 game, 500X THE CASH, features a top prize of $25 million, the largest ever offered on a Florida Scratch-Off game, and the best odds to become an instant millionaire! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.  

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 77 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2021-2022. Additionally, since inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.06 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).      

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $42 billion to enhance education and sending more than 950,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.