Jacksonville man wins $5,000 a week for life scratch-off game

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TALLAHASSEE – A local man just won $5,000 a week for life.

The Florida Lottery said that Eladio Garcia Acevedo, 56, of Jacksonville, claimed a top prize in the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,030,000.00.

Garcia Acevedo purchased his winning ticket from Rut’s BP, located at 6923 Atlantic Boulevard.

The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35.

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