TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Florida Lottery announced today that the winner of the $10,000,000 FORTUNE Scratch-Off game claimed his $10 million winnings.
They say that 54-year-old William Smith of Summerfield claimed the fourth of four $10 million top prizes in the $10,000,000 FORTUNE Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $7,348,000.00.
Smith purchased his ticket from from Lake Weir Qwik King Food Store, located at 3820 Southeast Lake Weir Avenue in Ocala. The retailer will receive a $20,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $25 Scratch-Off game, $10,000,000 FORTUNE, features more than $623 million in total cash prizes, including 46 prizes of $1 million and four prizes of $10 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.88.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.