TEQUESTA, Fla. — A Tequesta man said he hopes to buy a house for his family and take them to his native Italy after winning $1 million in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.
Lottery officials said Lucio Desiderio claimed the top prize from the Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off game.
Desiderio chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.
"I haven't been to Italy in 22 years," he told lottery officials. "I would love for my wife and son to see where I grew up. I think it would be a wonderful family vacation."
Desiderio bought the winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station at 104 U.S. Highway 1 in Tequesta.
He is the third Palm Beach County resident this month to become a millionaire playing a scratch-off game.