TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Lottery announced a Tampa man has claimed the first $2,500 a week top prize for a new scratch-off lottery game.
51-year-old Gregory Montgomery claimed the top prize from the new $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE scratch-off game at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Montgomery chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,015,000.
He purchased his winning ticket from Johan Food Mart, located at 2409 East Lake Ave. in Tampa, Florida. The food mart will now receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
The new $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE game launched on July 1. The odds of winning are one in 3.95.
According to the Florida Lottery, Montgomery declined to take a picture.