Sarasota man wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket

Sarasota man wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Retirement is looking brighter for one Sarasota man after he won a million dollars from the Florida Lottery.

Juan Garcia bought a Monopoly Jackpot scratch-off ticket from the USA Mini Mart on South Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota and the 65-year-old won $1 million. He opted to take a lump sum payment of $715,000 when he claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

The USA Mini Mart will get a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, which costs $20 each.

The Monopoly Jackpot game, which launched in September 2018, has a 1-in-2.97 chance of winning and features more than $407.5 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million.

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