David Slaughter, 67, of Jupiter turned a $5 Monopoly scratch-off ticket into a $500,000 win, the most available in that game.
Slaughter bought his ticket at Winn-Dixie, 6707 W. Indiantown Road in Jupiter. The game, which started July 2, is the most popular licensed brand offered by the Florida Lottery. It started in 1996 with a $2 scratch-off, but the lottery has added games at other prices since.
There are two $500,000 prizes remaining.
The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through vending machines or counter displays at more than 13,000 retailers statewide. FYI, scratch-off games pay back 70 percent of the money invested; drawing games, such as Florida Lotto, pay out only 50 percent.
To see the scratch-off options available, go to FloridaLottery.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun