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Lakeland woman wins $1 million from lottery scratch off

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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)

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – A Lakeland woman won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket Tuesday.

The Florida Lottery says Theresa Kmetz,55, won the prize playing the $1,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC scratch-off game, which costs $5 to purchase.

Kmetz chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $705,000.

Kmetz purchased the ticket from Circle K at 4415 Kathleen Road in Lakeland. The store received a $2,000 commission bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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