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2 Pensacola people win $1 million just in time for the holidays

Both people claimed the top prize from Florida Lottery's Gold Rush Limited.
Credit: Florida Lottery

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Two Pensacola people are getting into the holiday spirit after winning big on a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

Frances Peterson and Walter Scales both claimed $1 million from Florida Lottery's Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game. 

Both Peterson and Scales chose to receive their winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.

The Circle K and Sai Krupa where each scratch-off game was bought will also receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning tickets.