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Missouri woman becomes a millionaire after getting stuck in Florida, buying lottery tickets

Angela Caravella won the Florida Lottery's $30 game, "The Fastest Road to $1,000,000."
Credit: Florida Lottery Communications

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It must have been fate!

The Florida Lottery said Wednesday that 51-year-old Angela Caravella of Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest winner of "The Fastest Road to $1,000,000" game.

It happened after she was set to go back home from Florida but her flight was canceled. 

“I had a feeling something bizarre was going to happen after my flight was canceled unexpectedly,” Caravella said in a statement. “I bought a few Scratch-Off tickets to pass the time and just like that – I won $1 million!”

The winning ticket was purchased in Brandon, Florida, at a Publix store located at 1220 Kingsway Road. A $2,000 bonus commission will be given to the retailer for selling the ticket.

Caravella chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000, according to Florida Lottery.

The $30 "Fastest Road" scratch-off game made its debut in February 2020. 

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