Future Florida father wins $1 million playing scratch-off game

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TAMPA (WFLA) – A Florida father-to-be is celebrating a big win before the baby arrives.

Christian Lainez, 29, of Miami Dade County, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $1,000,000 HOLIDAY WINNINGS Scratch-Off game.

When asked what he plans to do with his winnings, Lainez told the lottery that he wants to buy a house to start his family in.

“My wife and I are expecting our first baby,” he said. “Now instead of renting another apartment – we can buy our first home together and get everything ready before the baby arrives!”

Lainez purchased his winning ticket from Shell Red Road, located at 3500 Red Road in Miramar. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $1,000,000 HOLIDAY WINNINGS game launched in November and features more than $73 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $1 million for just $5! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.81.

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