Sarasota man wins $5 million in scratch-off game

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Sarasota man has won $5 million after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket at a gas station in Bradenton.

Michael Estephanos, 32, won the top prize in the Florida Lottery’s $5,000,000 LUCK Scratch-Off game, and chose to received his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,815,000.00.

The winning ticket was purchased at the In & Out Marathon, 2801 26th Street West in Bradenton. The store will get $10,000 for selling the ticket.

The lottery game costs $20 to play, and features more than $329 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million. The overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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