Demetrius Valais, a 61-year-old man living in Tampa, won a million dollars in the Florida lottery thanks to his decision to change stores at the last minute to buy a ticket.
The lucky man said the lottery He had gone to the market where he used to buy Scratch-Off STRUCK BY LUCK tickets, but they were so crowded that he preferred to buy them at another store down the street.
To his surprise, he took Million dollar winning ticket, who claimed at the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, a single payment of $880,000, the entity explained.
“The store where we usually buy our tickets was really crowded, so we decided to get them instead. We were definitely ‘shocked’ out of luck after that split decision turned into a million dollar win!”
Valaes purchased his winning ticket at the Rainbow Food Mart, located at 3302 South West Shore Boulevard in Tampa, where the ticket retailer will also receive a $2,000 commission for the sale of a winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The lottery indicates that STRUCK BY LUCK gives players the chance to win prizes of up to $1 million.
Game Features 7 million winning tickets and over $176.4 million in cash prizes.
The total odds of winning the game are one at 3.36. Scratch-offs are an important part of the Florida Lottery collection of games.
These make up 75 percent of ticket sales and generate more than $1.3 billion for the Education Enhancement Trust (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21, the agency reported.
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