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Hillsborough man wins $1.4 million playing Florida Lottery

The Plant City man bought a ticket for the 'Jackpot Triple Play' when he hit big.
Credit: Meredyth Hope, Photographer
Jonathan Campbell and wife pose with oversized check after claiming a $1.4 million jackpot from the JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY draw game at Florida Lottery Headquarters.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — One man in Hillsborough County has hit the jackpot...literally. 

The Florida Lottery says Jonathan Campbell, 38, of Plant City, won $1.4 million playing the "Jackpot Triple Play" drawing on Oct. 2.

Campbell, who bought his winning ticket at a RaceTrac, chose to get his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,231,167.13. The Florida Lottery says the retailer will also receive a $2,000 commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into the state's economy through prize payouts, commissions and to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education, according to a release.

Since 1998 Florida Lottery games have paid out more than $71 billion in prizes. 

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