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.
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.