Cecilia Yusko: West Palm Beach woman wins $3 million Florida Lottery prize

WEST PALM BEACH - A West Palm Beach woman has claimed a $3 million prize in the Florida Lottery's Gold Rush Tripler scratch-off game, lottery officials annuonced Friday.

Cecilia Yusko, 50, purchased her winning $20 ticket at the Kwik Stop at 6282 Forest Hill Boulevard in Greenacres.

She chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of just under $2 million.

She told lottery officials that she still is in disbelief that she won.

"When I scratched the ticket and noticed I won, I could barely believe it was true! My husband could tell that I won as soon as I got home because I was unable to talk as I showed him the ticket!, she said.

Lottery officials described Yusko as a regular Florida Lottery player who has won several $1,000 prizes and a $2,000 prize.

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