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Sarasota Co. man wins $1M on scratch-off ticket

It's the 2nd big lottery win in the Bay area this week!
Credit: Florida Lottery/Meredyth Hope Norrman

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla — They don't call us Champa Bay for nothing! There's a lucky Florida Lottery streak happening this week.

David Reichel, 62, of North Port, won $1 million dollars playing the $5 Monopoly Bonus Spectacular scratch-off game. He went with the one-time payment option, earning a lump sum of $815K. 

Reichel bought the winning ticket from the Circle K on Marylmpia Way in Punta Gorda. The gas station will get a $2,000 bonus for selling it.

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This is the 2nd time this week we're celebrating a local lottery winner.

On Thursday, Kathryn Williams, 69, bought her $1 million Gold Rush Limited scratch-off ticket at the Publix in Hillsboro Plaza in Tampa. She also chose the lump sum.

Credit: Meredyth Hope Norrman

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