The Lakeland man won the largest prize.

Holy crap! I thought scratch-offs were a way to win $20 here and there, all while investing hundreds of dollars to do so.

I guess I was wrong, because a Lakeland man scored five million bucks by scratching off a winning ticket this week! A 63-year-old man played GOD RUSH LIMITED and won the big prize, $5 million bucks.

According to ABC, the man claimed his winnings at the Tampa office of the Florida State Lottery and opted for a one-time cash payment of a hair under $4 million dollars. Marty Moon bought his ticket at a small store called Nick’s Food Mart in Lakeland.

Some people like to buy their tickets from previous winning locations, thinking that the location may be luckier than others. Meanwhile, the store will get its own share of luck, a check for $10,000 just for selling the winning ticket.

The game, which charges $20 per ticket, has been a huge success for the lottery. Approximately 75% of all lottery sales in Florida are of the scratch-off variety.


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Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny. That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards. After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind. He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex. He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!

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