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Jensen Beach man wins $1 million after purchasing Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket at Publix

Scott Petersen chooses lump-sum payment of $695,500
Scott Petersen, $1 million Florida Lottery winner from Jensen Beach
Posted at 2:24 PM, Jan 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-23 14:43:14-05

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — A Treasure Coast man is starting the year off with a much bigger bank account.

The Florida Lottery announced Monday that  Scott Petersen, 68, of Jensen Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the FLORIDA 300X THE CASH scratch-off game.

Petersen chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $695,500.

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Officials said Petersen purchased his ticket from a Publix, located at 1780 Northeast Jensen Beach Blvd., in Jensen Beach.

The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.  

The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.93.  

However, the odds of winning $1 million are 1-in-1,950,175.