Madison Man Wins $1 Million Dollar Prize

By: Florida Lottery Email
By: Florida Lottery Email

Press Release: Florida Lottery

TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Julius Cook, 31, of Madison, claimed a $1 million top prize in the $1,000,000 SEASON'S GREETINGS game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. The $10 Scratch-Off game, $1,000,000 SEASON'S GREETINGS, launched last week on October 29.

Cook chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $703,029.35. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at Jiffy Food, located at 712 East Base Street in Madison. The retailer received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million winning ticket.

$1,000,000 SEASON'S GREETINGS, is one of five themed Scratch-Off games the Lottery launched in October. The game features more than $30 million in total cash prizes, is available in three different eye-catching colors, and has overall odds of winning of one-in-3.41.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 60 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $575 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2012-13.

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $25 billion to education and sending more than 650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $40 billion in prizes and made more than 1,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit

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