Trustee Kurt Panouses, 64, of Indialantic, claims $ 1 million prize as Bark Trust

The Florida Lottery reports that Kurt Panouses, 64, of Indialantic, Trustee of The Bark Trust, has claimed a $ 1 million prize in the $ 5,000,000 LUCK Scratch Game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announces that Kurt Panouses, 64, of Indialantic, a Trustee of The Bark Trust, has claimed a million dollar prize in LUCK’s 5,000,000 scratch game at Lottery Headquarters in Florida to Tallahassee.

Bark Trust elected to receive the winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of $ 760,000.00.

The winning ticket was purchased from Publix, located at 12101 Little Road in Hudson. The retailer will receive an additional commission of $ 2,000 for the sale of the winning scratch ticket.

The $ 20, $ 5,000,000 LUCK game launched in September 2019 and features over $ 329 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $ 5 million.

The game’s overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.97.

Scratch games are a significant part of the lottery game portfolio, comprising around 75% of ticket sales and generating over $ 1 billion for the Education Improvement Trust (EETF) over the course of for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $ 600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at headquarters and district offices through the lottery website at Players can still use the secure drop box located in each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery headquarters or a district office.