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Florida man wins $1 million on scratch-off he found while cleaning

"I wish I would have found it sooner!"
Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 12:57:51-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man in Jacksonville collected a lump-sum of nearly $800,000 after he found an old scratch-off while he was cleaning his house.

James Kinder, 38, said the million-dollar ticket sat of his fireplace for weeks before he remembered it was there.

“I came across the un-scratched ticket while cleaning the house; when I scratched it, I realized it was actually a $1 million winner! I wish I would have found it sooner!” he said.

Kinder bought the ticket at a Circle K on Monument Road in Jacksonville.

The $30 ticket, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes.

The overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79, according to a press release from the Florida Lottery.