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It seems the Florida Lottery is finding lots of winners. The latest in the area is a Pinellas County resident.

52-year-old Gary Franklin of St. Petersburg won $1 million from the Florida Lottery
. He won with a ‘500X The Cash’ scratch-off game.

Franklin purchased the winning ticket at B&N Food Mart, located at 2000 62nd Avenue in St. Pete. claimed his winnings at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He took his winnings as a lump-sum payment of $820,000. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

‘500X The Cash’ is a $50 scratch-off ticket. The game features prizes ranging from $100 to $25 million. There are still 126 of 160 $1 million prizes still available. The game also features 2 $25 million prizes, both of which are still available, according to

4-26-22 500X THE CASH - $1 million - Gary Franklin

Florida Lottery winner Gary Franklin
(Photo courtesy of Florida Lottery Communications)


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