PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A Palm Beach Gardens man has a little extra money to spend this holiday season.
The Florida Lottery announced Thursday that James Young, 68, of Palm Beach Gardens, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game.
Officials said he chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
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Young purchased his winning ticket from Gardens Wine & Spirits, located at 2538 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens.
The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50. However, the chances of winning $1 million are 1-in-267,739.