TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Mason Maxwell, 47, of Turtle Lake, ND, won an un-BEE-lievable $1 million playing the DIAMOND MINE 20X Scratch-Off game. Maxwell claimed his prize at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $695,000.00. 

Maxwell purchased his winning ticket from SunStop, located at 3519 North U.S. Highway 441, in Lake City, where he lives during summers. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling a winning Scratch-Off ticket.

Be sure to keep the buzz going when you buy a $10 DIAMOND MINE 20X Scratch-Off ticket! Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 77 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2021-2022. Since their inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.77 billion for education.             


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $44 billion to enhance education and sending more than 950,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,500 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $87.5 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.