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Port St. Lucie woman wins $1 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Candelario Argueta takes lump-sum payment of $798,985
Candelario Argueta, $1 million lottery winner in Port St. Lucie
Posted at 2:25 PM, Jan 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-06 14:27:56-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A woman in St. Lucie County is starting the new year with a much bigger bank account.

Florida Lottery officials announced Friday that Candelario Argueta, 48, of Port St. Lucie, claimed a $1 million top prize from the MYSTERY MULTIPLIER scratch-off game.

Argueta chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $798,985.

Argueta purchased her winning ticket from PSL Discount Beverage, located at 3961 Southwest Port St. Lucie Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.

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-3.31. However, the odds of winning $1 million are 1-in-2,051,370.