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West Palm Beach man purchases $1 million scratch-off ticket at Publix

Ticket sold at store on North Military Trail
Posted at 11:18 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 11:19:40-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A West Palm Beach man is starting the week with a much bigger bank account thanks to a lucky scratch-off ticket.

The Florida Lottery said Monday that Christopher Bennett, 31, of West Palm Beach, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 scratch-off game.

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Officials said he chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.

Bennett purchased his winning ticket from a Publix grocery store located at 2895 North Military Trail near West Palm Beach.

The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, according to the Florida Lottery.

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THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, a $30 scratch-off game, began in February.

The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79, but the odds of winning $1 million are 1-in-270,717.