Southport woman wins $1 million in Florida lottery

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Southport woman scored a $1 million payout after buying a scratch off ticket at the Lynn Haven Winn Dixie.

Pamela Lavigne, 61, of Southport, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee, officials said Monday. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00.

Lavigne said she stopped at the grocery store to pick up dinner for her family when she decided to also buy a Scratch-Off ticket.

“I scratched the ticket when I got to my car and saw it was worth $1 million – I was shocked!” she said.

Lavigne purchased her winning ticket from Winn-Dixie, located at 1812 South Highway 77 in Lynn Haven. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.

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