TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A trip to the store had one Florida man stop in his tracks when he realized he was holding a scratch-off lottery ticket worth $1 million, the Florida Lottery announced Wednesday.
Lottery officials said 68-year-old Peter Dulas, of Lake Placid, claimed his $1 million prize from the Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off game at the Lottery’s West Palm Beach District Office.
Dulas chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.
According to the Florida Lottery, Dulas bought his winning ticket during a trip to the Ocala Stopping Center, at 7401 West Highway 318 in Reddick.
The retailer who sold Dulads his winning scratch-off ticket will receive a $2,000 bonus commission.
The $30 game features four top prizes of $15 million and 24 second-place prizes of $1 million.
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The overall odds of winning are one-in-2.59, the Florida Lottery said on its website.
So far, three of the four top prizes have been paid out to lucky lottery players.