Sanford woman claims $1 million from playing $50 Florida Lottery scratch-off game

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A Sanford woman played a $50 lottery scratch-off game and claimed a $1 million top prize, according to the Florida Lottery.

In a news release, lottery officials say Linda Williams, 60, bought her winning 500X THE CASH scratch-off ticket from a Circle K on South French Avenue in Sanford:

Lottery officials say she chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000. 

The store will receive $2,000 for selling the winning ticket, according to the release.

The $50 game launched in February, and according to online lottery records, at least 43 people have claimed a $1 million top prize.

To date, no one has claimed its largest prize of $25 million.

Lottery officials say the game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.