Sarasota County man claims $1 million prize for scratch-off lottery 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)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – One Sarasota County man claimed a $1 million top prize on a $5 scratch off.

According to the Florida Lottery, 75-year-old Stephen Lyons from Sarasota, Florida claimed a $1 million top prize in the $5 MONOPOLY JACKPOT  Scratch-Off game.

Lyons chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000

He purchased his winning ticket from Palmer Market, located at 5300 Clark Road in Sarasota.  The Palmer Market will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The $5Scratch-Off game, MONOPOLY JACKPOT, launched in July 2018 and features more than $32 million in cash prizes.  The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.98.

The Florida Lottery says Garritani declined to take a photo

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