Lakeland man cashes in winning $5 million bucks with scratch off. Holy Scratch Off! I thought all the scratch-off tickets were a way to win $20 here and there, all while investing hundreds of dollars to do so. I guess I was wrong, because a Lakeland man scored five million bucks by scratching off a winning ticket this week!
A 63-year-old man played GOLD RUSH LIMITED and won the big prize, $5 million bucks. The man claimed his winnings at the Tampa office of the Florida State Lottery and opted for a one-time cash payment of a hair under $4 million dollars. Marty Moon bought his ticket at a small store called Nick’s Food Mart in Lakeland. Some people like to buy their tickets from previous winning locations, thinking that the location may be luckier than others.
Meanwhile, the store will get its own share of luck, a check for $10,000 just for selling the winning ticket. The game, which charges $20 per ticket, has been a huge success for the lottery. This Lakeland man cashes in. And, approximately 75% of all lottery sales in Florida are of the scratch-off variety.