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Tampa man claims top prize in $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE scratch-off game

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 12:19:52-05

A Tampa man has claimed the top prize in the Florida Lottery's $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE scratch-off game.

Allen Thomas, 61, chose to take his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $810,000.

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He bought his winning ticket from the 7-Eleven at 7401 E. Broadway Ave. That 7-Eleven will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The $2 game, $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched in July 2019 and has more than 9.8 million winning tickets, including eight top prizes of $1,000 a week for life.

This is the third time this week a Tampa resident has won a major prize through the Florida Lottery.

Here are the other instances:

Tampa man turns $5 into $1 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Tampa woman claims $1 million prize in lottery scratch-off game