Scratch-Off In Florida Has Record-Breaking $25 Million Top Prize

Written By JR Duren on March 14, 2022 - Last Updated on May 25, 2022
Biggest cash prize in Florida Lottery history

If you think the string of $1 million prizes that Floridians have won from Florida Lottery scratch-offs were impressive, it’s time to rethink your definition of “impressive.” 

This past week, the Florida Lottery announced it had launched a scratch-off game with two $25 million top prizes, making it the biggest scratch-off top prize in Florida Lottery history.

The game, 500X The Cash, is part of the Lottery’s X the Cash series that launched in January. 

Big prizes, big price tag

500X the Cash has a prize pool of more than $1.5 billion, a virtually unheard-of number for a scratch off. The game’s top prizes and odds are as follows: 

  • $25 million (two prizes): 1-in-21,419,145
  • $1 million (160 prizes): 1-in-267,739
  • $50,000 (300 prizes): 1-in-428,383
  • $20,000 (2,147 prizes): 1-in-19,953

The Florida Lottery’s Billion Gold Rush Supreme is the scratch-off with the next highest top prize, $15 million. So far, two of the four $15 million prizes have been claimed. 

While the 500X the Cash game’s biggest prize is substantial, its price is as well. Each ticket costs $50, making it the most expensive scratch-off in the Florida Lottery’s lineup right now. 

Billion Gold Rush Supreme and Fastest Road to $1,000,000 are $30 each. Five other scratch-offs cost $20. 

500X losers still have a chance at a Florida Lottery payday

For those who strike out on their 500X the Cash scratchers, another chance remains.

The Florida Lottery will allow all non-winning tickets in the X the Cash line to enter the XTRA Bonus Play promotion. Through Apr. 11, X the Cash players can enter their non-winning tickets on the Lottery’s website. 

Later this year, the Lottery will announce winners of cash prizes of $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000. 

Other Florida Lottery scratch-offs offer substantial prizes

In total, there are six denominations of X the Cash games: 500X, 200X, 100X, 50X, 20X, and 10X. 

The top prize for each game is: 

  • 500X ($50 for one ticket): $25 million
  • 200X ($20): $5 million
  • 100X ($10): $2 million
  • 50X ($5): $1 million
  • 20X ($2): $100,000
  • 10X ($1): $10,000

In total, the X the Cash series offers a combined total prize pool of more than $2.2 billion

The majority of the proceeds from X the Cash sales (along will all other scratch-offs) will be put toward Florida’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

Scratch-offs play a key role in the EETF’s funding, according to the Florida Lottery. In all, scratch-offs account for 75% of ticket sales.

In the 2020-21 fiscal year, scratch-off sales generated more than $1 billion for the EETF.

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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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