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Sarasota Co. man wins $1 million playing Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 10:07:04-04

A Sarasota County man has claimed a $1 million prize playing a Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game.

Michael Hager, 28, of Venice, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.

Hager purchased his winning ticket from Walmart, located at 4150 Tamiami Trail South in Venice.

The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.