Plant City man wins $1 million in scratch-off game

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In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, scratch-off lottery tickets for sale are on display at Eagles Express in Knightdale, N.C. North Carolina’s lottery has steadily grown over its first decade and its leaders say it has room to grow even more in the coming years. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Plant City man is $1 million richer after winning a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

The Florida Lottery announced Friday that 67-year-old Rafael Rivera claimed the top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game, and chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.

Rivera bought his winning ticket at Presco Food Store, 4612 State Road 574. The store gets a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The game, launched in February, costs $30 and features 155 top prizes. The overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.

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