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Jacksonville man claims $1 million prize after buying $50 scratch off

He purchased his winning ticket from Smokers Plus, located at 10910 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville man is almost a million bucks richer after claiming the top prize from the 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off.

On Wednesday, The Florida Lottery announced Artur Kalemi, 39, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Jacksonville District Office. 

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00. 

Kalemi purchased his winning ticket from Smokers Plus, located at 10910 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.  

The new $50 game, 500X THE CASH, features a top prize of $25 million—the largest ever offered on a Florida Scratch-Off game—and the best odds to become an instant millionaire! 

The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.  

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Artur Kalemi, 39, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game

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