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Jacksonville man wins $1 million prize from lottery ticket

The scratch-off ticket was purchased at a store on the city's Westside

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man is a whole lot richer after winning a $1 million prize from a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket.

The 50-year-old winner, who did not have his photo taken, chose to collect his winnings with a lump-sum payment of $710,000 in lieu of the full amount spread out over several years.

According to the Florida Lottery, the man purchased the $20 Gold Rush Classic ticket from a Circle K convenience store on Old Middleburg Road on Jacksonville's Westside.

The man isn't the only winner here, either. The store will also receive a cool $2,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.

About the Author:

A Florida transplant with Midwest roots, Garrett Pelican is the digital executive producer for News4Jax.