Ryan Pavichevich, of Fort Myers, CLAIMS $500,000 TOP PRIZE FROM THE CA$H DELUXE SCRATCH-OFF GAME


TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Ryan Pavichevich, 45, of Fort Myers, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the CA$H DELUXE Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 7950 Dani Drive Suite 200 in Fort Myers.

The $5 game, CA$H DELUXE, launched in December 2019 and offers six top prizes of $500,000, and features more than $48.7 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $965 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2018-19.

To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery’s secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.