Wellington woman wins $5 million playing Florida lottery scratch-off

Posted at 12:46 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 12:46:13-04

Another Palm Beach County resident just became a multi-millionaire playing the Florida Lottery.

Officials said Friday that Shirley Robinson, 61, of Wellington won $5 million after she bought a Monopoly Florida lottery scratch-off ticket at a store in Orlando.

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She chose to receive her winnings as a lump-sum payment of $3.8 million.

Robinson purchased the ticket at a Right Way Food Store, located at 6700 North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.

She said the store was actually out of the scratch-off tickets that she wanted to purchase.

"I originally wanted to buy a Gold Rush ticket, but the store didn't have any, so I figured I'd try Monopoly. I didn't scratch the tickets until I got home, but when I saw that $5 million prize I thought I was seeing the number wrong ... I had to sit down!"

Earlier this week, a Boca Raton man claimed $2 million after buying a Powerball ticket at a local Publix.