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St. Petersburg woman wins more than $2.3M from Publix lottery ticket

The woman won off of a scratch-off game, $2,500 A Week For Life.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Pete woman is $2 million richer as she claimed the first top prize off of a scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery announced.

Dianne Vanderveen won the '$2,500 A Week For Life' scratch-off game after purchasing her winning ticket from Publix located on 49th Street North in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,330,000. 

Players who enter this scratch-off game pay $5 for a chance of $2,500 a week for life, or like Vanderveen, a winner can receive it as one full payment. 

"With more than $120.9 million in total cash prizes and the chance to win two times or five times the prize shown, there's something for every player to enjoy," the Florida Lottery said in a news release. "The game's overall odds of winning are 1 in 3.95."


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