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Florida Spring breaker wins $1 million bucks. Who doesn’t dream of winning a huge prize when they buy a lottery ticket? Well, Maree Beaves, from Elgin, Illinois, got lucky when she decided to buy a scratch-off ticket while on vacation in Florida. The Florida Lottery recently announced that Beaves won a $1 million prize from the FLORIDA 300X THE CASH scratch-off game.

Beaves visited the Publix on Clark Road in Sarasota to buy her lucky ticket. This store will now receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket. Beaves chose to receive her winnings in annual installments over 25 years.

The FLORIDA 300X THE CASH scratch-off game launched in September 2022 and offers more than $1 billion in cash prizes, including four top prizes of $15 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.93. With odds like these, it’s no wonder that so many people try their luck with scratch-off games.

The Florida Lottery tweeted about Beaves’ win, saying, “When you play the Florida Lottery, sometimes a vacation can really pay off!” And they’re right. This story is a great reminder that you never know when luck will strike. It’s also a good reminder to be responsible with your money. Beaves’ decision to receive her winnings in annual installments over 25 years is a smart one – it ensures that she will have a steady stream of income for years to come. TBT