BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — One lucky Brooksville man is almost $1 million richer after purchasing a winning scratch-off ticket.
The Florida Lottery announced Friday that 47-year-old Michael Huggins claimed his money prize at the Lottery's Orlando District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.
Huggins, who played the GOLD RUSH LIMITED scratch-off game bought his winning tickets from a 7-Eleven, located at 6251 La Rose Road in Brooksville. The store will also get a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
"The $20 Scratch-Off game launched in September 2021 and features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million!" the Florida Lottery explains in a news release. "Additionally, this ticket is filled with more than 33,000 prizes of $1,000 to $100,000!"
The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.65.