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29-year-old Boynton Beach man wins $1 million after buying scratch off at Publix

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 13:14:16-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The Florida Lottery said Tuesday that a 29-year-old Boynton Beach man claimed a $1 million prize after recently purchasing a scratch-off lottery ticket at a local Publix.

Silviu Taran, 29, of Boynton Beach, bought his winning $20 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT scratch-off ticket at a Publix located at 8899 Hypoluxo Rd. in suburban Lake Worth.

Lottery officials said Taran chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000.

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

The $20 MONOPOLY JACKPOT scratch-off game launched in September 2018.

The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.97. However, the chances of winning $1 million are 1-in-1,368,000.