Winter Haven man wins $1 million from scratch-off purchased at Publix

A Winter Haven man has claimed a $1 million prize from a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket that he purchased at a local Publix.

On Friday, May 17, 53-year-old Carlos Cole, Sr. visited the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to collect the $1 million top prize from the SEVEN FIGURES scratch-off game.

Cole chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $695,000.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Publix located at 6031 Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven. The supermarket received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The SEVEN FIGURES scratch-off is a $5 game that features a top prize of $1 million. This money-themed ticket offers nearly $80 million in total cash prizes, and the game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.77, according to lottery officials.

For more information, visit the Florida Lottery online.

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