Pasco Woman Wins $1 Million Playing Scratch-Off Game
The top prize of $1 million from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game was claimed by Anila Siddiqui, 59, from New Port Richey. The claim was made at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She made the decision to accept her winnings in a single, $780,000 payout in the form of a lump sum. I can’t imagine how this Pasco lottery winner is feeling!
Where was the ticket purchased?
Stop 54 Convenience Store is located at 14530 Black Lake Road in Odessa, and is where Siddiqui bought the winning lottery ticket. A bonus commission in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to the merchant for their sale of the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5,000,000 CASHWORD game, which costs twenty dollars and was released in May of 2020, has eight top prizes for five million dollars and twenty-four second-tier rewards of one million dollars each. The overall odds of winning the game are one in every 2.91 times.
Who won the most from Pasco?
But, the youngest Pasco lottery winner to win Powerball in the state of Florida was also a Pasco county resident! Remember this guy?
The Lottery’s portfolio of games includes a significant portion of scratch-off games, which accounted for around 72 percent of ticket sales in the fiscal year 2022-2023. Scratch-Off games are an essential part of the portfolio. The Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) has received more than $18.09 billion from the proceeds of Scratch-Off games since the games were first introduced. More info can be found here.
I’m still waiting to win my millions. Speaking of winning, it’s a dream that many people share. The idea of suddenly becoming incredibly wealthy overnight can be exhilarating. But what do most people buy with their lottery winnings once that dream becomes a reality?
What do most people do with the money?
According to Lottery.com, these are the top 9 things people do with their winnings on average. (I feel these are no-brainers)
1. Paying off debt
2. Buying a dream home
3. Splurging on luxury cars
4. Traveling the world
5. Giving back to family and friends
6. Investing in or supporting a business
7. Investing in planning for the future
8. Pursuing hobbies and passions
9. Giving money through charity organizations