Hilo Man Wins $1 Million Lottery Prize in Florida

The Florida Lottery announces that Benjamin Fonseca Jr. 52, of Hilo, HI, claimed a $1 million top prize in the 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Benjamin Fonseca Jr.

Fonseca chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $800,000. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at Publix, located at 125 E. Merritt Island Causeway in Merritt Island.

The $10 game, 50X THE CASH, offered eight top prizes of $1 million. Two of these top prizes remain to be won. The overall odds of winning are one in 3.46.

4 Responses

  1. Congratulations ben i just want to know is how the taxes are paid since you took the lump sum and you live in hawaii.

  2. Congrats Ben…from the Old Power Pit family. Very happy for you!

  3. Hi Ben!!!! Remember me??? Your long lost cousin, Joel Fonseca (DeMattos) ????….lol…….

  4. YEA Ben!!!! All the best to you!!! Now watch, you going find all kinds of new relatives!!!! Careful!
    Happy Turkey Tails to you and your family!!
    Aunty Penny Keli’i-Vredenburg

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