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Jupiter man wins $1M playing Florida lottery scratch-off game

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 14:26:15-04

A 67-year-old Jupiter man just won a big jackpot playing the Florida Lottery.

Officials said in a Wednesday news release that Robert Barty, Jr. claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER scratch-off game at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

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Barty chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $745,000.

He purchased his winning ticket from Indiantown Marathon, located at 243 West Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter.

Lottery officials said the retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.