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Florida man passes go, scratches his way to $5 million jackpot in a lottery game

Florida Lottery officials said on Jan. 8, 2019, that 54-year-old Orlando Rodriguez won the $5 million prize in the $20 Monopoly Jackpot Scratch-Off game. He bought the winning ticket at the Presidente Supermarket at 2485 10th Ave. in Lake Worth.
Florida Lottery officials said on Jan. 8, 2019, that 54-year-old Orlando Rodriguez won the $5 million prize in the $20 Monopoly Jackpot Scratch-Off game. He bought the winning ticket at the Presidente Supermarket at 2485 10th Ave. in Lake Worth. Facebook

Here’s one Florida man who has to be happy he went to his local Presidente Supermarket.

Florida Lottery officials said Tuesday that 54-year-old Orlando Rodriguez won the $5 million prize in the $20 Monopoly Jackpot Scratch-Off game.

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Rodriguez purchased the winning ticket at the Presidente Supermarket at 2485 10th Ave. North in Lake Worth.

The store receives $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Lottery officials say Rodriguez chose to receive his winnings in one lump sum of $3.56 million.

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