woman became an instant millionaire after winning $5M

Janice Velez, a 60-year-old resident of Kissimmee, Florida, struck it rich by winning a whopping $5,000,000 from the state's $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game.

Her lucky day came when she purchased a ticket from the RaceTrac store on Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee.

After scratching her ticket, she found herself an instant millionaire. With a smile on her face, Velez claimed her life-changing prize at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

As a result of her incredible win, Janice opted for a single lump-sum payment of $3,915,000.00, which is certainly a life-altering sum.

In addition to her good fortune, the retailer who sold her the winning ticket will receive a generous $10,000 bonus commission.

Janice Velez's story serves as a reminder of the life-changing possibilities that Florida's lottery games can bring to individuals seeking their chance at a financial windfall.