Among all the lotteries that are offered all across the American states, Florida Lottery is one of the best in the country. The Florida Lottery was launched back in 1988, and since then, it has been offering players the opportunity to win big.
It has been more than three decades since the Florida Lottery has been operating in the state. Since its launch, millions of players have been able to win huge prizes and change their lives forever. Every week, the Florida Lottery releases stories of the winners that win huge lottery prizes through its games.
Just recently, the Florida Lottery has revealed the story of a lucky man who had fortune go in his favor. The timing could not get any better for the winner as he won the prize right before Christmas Day.
The player managed to bag the jackpot prize from one of the games powered by the Florida Lottery. The Florida Lottery has revealed the jackpot prize that the lucky winner won was for ‘The Fastest Road to $1,000,000’ Scratch-Off game.
The Florida Lottery informed that the blessed winner bagged the jackpot prize of $1,000,000.
The Florida Lottery revealed that the name of the player is Clarence Johnson who is 53-years-old and is a resident of Winter Park (FL). After winning the prize, the player dropped the winning ticket as proof at the nearest drop box for the relevant lottery. The dropbox where the winner dropped the ticket as proof of the win is located at Orlando Office.
The winner decided to go with the option of one-time lump sum prize money of $790,000 after federal and state tax deductions.
The name and the address for the particular store have also been released that sold the lucky ticket. The name of the store is Publix, which is located at 440 North Orlando Avenue (Winter Park). The Florida Lottery confirmed that the owner of the store will also be receiving a bonus incentive of $2,000.
The 53-year-old winner of the jackpot prize shared the story of his win. He told lottery officials that he had been trying his best to make some extra cash for the Christmas Holidays. He said that he was planning to invite his entire family to their house for the Christmas Holidays but was really tight on budget.
However, the win has come had a perfect time. Now he has more than what he had expected to make before Christmas Day. The player said that he currently has no plans as to what he’s going to do with the money. Johnson told the lottery officials that for now, his goal is to have the perfect Christmas Holidays. Once the Holidays are over, he will decide what he needs to do next with the prize money.