Delray Beach, FL

Floridian wins $1M on lottery scratch-off game 500X the Cash because someone cut the line in front of him, he says

Amarie M.

Sometimes taking the high road when somebody else takes the low road pays off, as it did in the case of 43-year-old Stephen Munoz Espinoza from Delray Beach, Florida, according to a news report.

**This article is based on information sourced from news and lottery websites, cited within the story**

Espinoza mentions that when someone cut in front of him right when he was about to buy a lottery ticket from the machine, he didn't say anything to the person to defend his spot. He just went to the counter to purchase his ticket and hit for $1,000,000 on the scratch-off game 500X the Cash.

He tells lottery officials how it all happened, stating:

It was the end of a long day, and I was tired. I stopped at Publix and was about to buy a ticket at the machine when a man cut right in front of me. Instead of saying something, I decided I’d just buy a ticket at the counter instead. I can’t believe I won a million dollars.

Of course, he and his wife are extremely excited, as they hold up their big check for $1,000,000 with Stephen Espinoza on it. He purchased the ticket at Publix located at 555 Northeast 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. He and his wife decided to take the lump sum cash option and will receive $820,000.00 and said they are planning to buy a family home.

The scratch-off lottery game 500X the Cash is sold nationally and prizes for the game purchased in Florida start at $100. The price of the tickets is $50 with overall odds of winning at 1 in 4.5, according to the Florida Lottery website.


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