Congratulations are in order to Christopher Engle of North Fort Myers. That’s a picture of his winning Florida Lottery ticket right there. Look how erratic his scratching became after he saw the million dollar win. I’d be nervous, too! Here’s the press release from the Florida Lottery.
LEE COUNTY MAN JOINS
THE ‘CASH CLUB’ AFTER WINNING $1 MILLION
~ Player Wins Top Prize Playing the CASH CLUB Scratch-Off Game! ~
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Christopher Engle, 57, of North Fort Myers, claimed a $1 million top prize from the CASH CLUB Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Fort Myers District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.
Engle purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 6700 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
CASH CLUB features ten top prizes of $1 million and gives players the chance to win $20 to $500 instantly with four additional bonus plays! When players scratch a 5X or 10X symbol, they can win five or ten times the prize shown. This $10 game offers more than $146 million in total cash prizes and the overall odds are 1-in-3.38.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $41 billion to enhance education and sending more than 917,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $80.5 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.