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Largo man wins $1 million from $30 scratch-off game

The Florida Lottery says the man is choosing to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.
Credit: Florida Lottery

LARGO, Fla. — A man from the Tampa Bay area just turned $30 into $1 million when he won the top prize on a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket. 

The Florida Lottery said Matthew Anderson, 38, of Largo won the cash from The Fastest Road to $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00. 

The Florida Lottery said Anderson bought the winning ticket from the Circle K on Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. That Circle K will get a $2,000 commission for selling the winning ticket. 

The Fastest Road to $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game launched in February 2020. It has 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and more than $948 million in cash prizes.  

Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $75.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. 

The Florida Lottery contributes more than $39 billion to enhancing education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.  

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