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Central Florida woman wins $1M from scratch-off ticket

, Fla. — A 45-year-old Haines City woman won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket, the Florida Lottery said Friday.


Angelina Decker bought a winning Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme ticket and chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $880,000.

Decker purchased the winning ticket from Superway on Dundee Road in Dundee.

The retailer will receive $2,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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The game, which was launched in February, features four $15 million prizes and 24 $1 million prizes.

The lottery system said the overall odds of buying a winning ticket are 1-in-2.59.

Non-winning tickets can be entered into a bonus promotion in which five people will each win $5,000, 15 people will each win $1,000 and 20 people will each win $500.

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These prizes are awarded during eight drawings.

The lottery system said scratch-off tickets comprise about 75 percent of sales, generating more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the last fiscal year.

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Jason Kelly

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.