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Florida Man Wins $1,000,000 Just 8 Days Before His 39th Birthday

The Florida Lottery announced that Gaston Sanchez-Cruz, of Fort Pierce, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 MONOPOLY™ BONUS SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office.

His winning claim comes just eight days before his 39th birthday. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $815,000.00.

Sanchez-Cruz purchased his winning ticket from La Central, located at 1726 Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 MONOPOLY BONUS SPECTACULAR game launched in July 2020 and features more than $131 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.96.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim.

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