75-year-old Sarasota man wins scratch off for $1 million

Local Man Wins $1 Million from Scratch-Off

(WWSB) - On Tuesday, 75-year-old Stephen Lyons claimed his $1 million by playing the $5 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT scratch-off game.

Lyons bought his ticket on 5300 Clark Road in Sarasota. Fun Fact: the gas station will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

According to the Florida Lottery, Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.

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