MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Mobile man won $1 million from a scratch-off ticket in Pensacola. Earnest Dillard, 47, won $1 million after he bought a scratch-off ticket at a Publix at West Nine Mile Road in Pensacola.
Dillard claimed his winnings and was given a “one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000,” according to a news release from the Florida Lottery.
Dillard played the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game, which cost about $50. The game’s biggest prize is a $25 million reward, which is “the largest ever offered on a Florida Cratch-Off game,” according to the release.
About 75% of the ticket sales produce more than $1.3 billion for Florida’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, according to the release.
The Publix who sold Dillard the winning ticket also received a $2,000 bonus commission.