JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) – A Jacksonville man is thanking lady luck after finding a $1 million winning scratch-off while cleaning his house.
The Florida Lottery says James Kinder, 38, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game.
Kinder said the winning scratch-off ticket had been sitting on his fireplace for weeks before he remembered it was there.
“I came across the un-scratched ticket while cleaning the house; when I scratched it, I realized it was actually a $1 million winner! I wish I would have found it sooner,” Kinder said.
Kinder purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 3051 Monument Road in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Kinder chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.