Marilyn Pealy (Cape Coral) wins $5 million from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off


TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Marilyn Pealy, 45, of Cape Coral, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Fort Myers District Office. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,915,000.00.

Pealy purchased her winning ticket from Mermaid Liquor & Tobacco, located at 125 Del Prado Boulevard North in Cape Coral. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $20 game, $5,000,000 CASHWORD, launched in May 2020 and features eight top prizes of $5 million and 24 second tier prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.91.

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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.