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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023

CONTACT:
FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
(850) 487-7727
communications@flalottery.com

SANTA ROSA COUNTY MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION PRIZE
PLAYING THE 500X THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME

TALLAHASSEE — Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Kerim Akel, 67, of Navarre, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Akel chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00.

Akel purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 8244 Navarre Parkway in Navarre. 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. Since inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.69 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $43 billion to enhance education and sending more than 950,000 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 $85.8 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

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Winning Numbers
Powerball with Double Play

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

27-28-37-50-57-5-x2

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, March 25, 2023

$112 Million

Winning Numbers

3-32-58-59-61-15

Mega Millions

Friday, March 24, 2023

14-17-33-42-66-15-x3

Next Jackpot:

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

$322 Million

Florida Lotto with Double Play and EZmatch

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

17-31-41-42-45-49

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, March 25, 2023

$22.25 Million


4-8-18-27-39-48

Friday, March 24, 2023

4-7-22-51-52-3

Top Prize:

Saturday, March 25, 2023

$1,000/Day for Life

Friday, March 24, 2023

6-9-26-28-37-39

Next Jackpot:

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

$775,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Morning  -2

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Matinee  -6

Friday, March 24, 2023

Afternoon  -14

Friday, March 24, 2023

Evening  -3

Friday, March 24, 2023

Late Night  -7

Friday, March 24, 2023

Midday  -10-14-15-34-36

Friday, March 24, 2023

Evening  -4-12-16-18-35

Pick 5

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -8-2-1-6-13

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -9-4-0-5-97

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -8-4-7-13

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -3-8-2-57

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -7-5-43

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -5-8-47

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -4-43

Friday, March 24, 2023

 -0-37