Port St. Joe woman wins $1 million from Florida Lottery

A Port St. Joe woman won a million dollars in a Florida lottery scratch-off game, according to a release from the Florida Lottery on Wednesday.
Joanna Causey, 53, claimed a $1 million top prize from The Fastest Road To $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game. She had purchased her ticket for $30  at the Express Lane on Monument Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Causey chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.
The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
According to the release, the game, which launched in February 2020, features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000  and over $948 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.79.
Scratch-off ticket sales comprise about 75 percent of the Florida Lottery’s overall ticket sales and have generated more than $1.3 billion  for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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