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X marks the spot: Crestview man wins $2 million in $10 scratch-off game

Player claims the first $2 million top prize from the new 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off Game

Special to the Northwest Florida Daily News/USA TODAY NETWORK

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Lottery (Lottery) has announced that Sean Smith-Ogara, 34, of Crestview, claimed the first $2 million top prize from the new 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Pensacola District Office.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000.

Smith-Ogara purchased his winning ticket from Tom Thumb at 1463 State Road 83 in DeFuniak Springs. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. 

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100X The Cash Scratch-Off game

The Florida Lottery's most recent winner purchased this ticket in DeFuniak Springs.

The new $10 game, 100X THE CASH, launched in January and features more than $337.9 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $2 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1 in 3.44.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising about 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.