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Lake Worth man wins $5 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Posted at 1:35 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 13:37:59-05

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A 54-year-old Lake Worth man is starting the new year with a bigger bank account after winning the top prize playing a $20 scratch-off game.

The Florida Lottery said in a Tuesday news release that Orlando Rodriguez claimed $5 million at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee after playing the $20 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT scratch-off game.

Lottery officials said he chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,562,000.

Rodriguez purchased his winning ticket from Presidente Supermarket, located at 2485 10th Ave. North, in Lake Worth.

The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The odds of winning the jackpot in the $20 MONOPOLY™ game are 1-in-3,800,000.