Parrish man wins $1 million dollars in lottery scratch-off

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PARRISH, Fla. - The Florida Lottery announces that John Collins, of Parrish, claimed a $1 million prize in the 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

“My family and I didn’t believe that I had won until I checked my ticket on the Express Check scanner,” said Collins. He and his family then packed up the family vehicle and drove immediately to Tallahassee.

Collins chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $716,410.48. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 9005 US 301 North in Parrish. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.