Gaston Sanchez-Cruz (Fort Pierce) wins $1 million from the $5 MONOPOLY™ BONUS SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off


TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Gaston Sanchez-Cruz, of Fort Pierce, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 MONOPOLY™ BONUS SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office, eight days before his 39th birthday. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $815,000.00.

Sanchez-Cruz purchased his winning ticket from La Central, located at 1726 Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 MONOPOLY BONUS SPECTACULAR game launched in July 2020 and features more than $131 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.96.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.