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Spectacular win! Seminole County man becomes millionaire in Year for Life scratch-off game

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A Seminole County man is a millionaire after winning a $1 million prize from the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR scratch-off game from the Florida Lottery.

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Dezerick Kirkland claimed the $1 million prize after purchasing his ticket from the Publix, located at 482 East Altamonte Drive in Altamonte Springs.

The 43-year-old chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum of $640,000.

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The store that sold the winning ticket received a $2,000 bonus commission.

The $50 game launched in February and features two top prizes of $1 million a year for life and 234 prizes of $1 million, as well as more than $1.6 billion in cash prizes.

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Scratch-off games made up 72% of ticket sales in the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Since their inception, scratch-off games awarded more than $59.5 billion in prizes, created 1,947 millionaires, and has generated more than $18.39 billion for the Education Enhancement Trust Fund.

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The Florida lottery is responsible for contributing more than $45 billion to enhance education and sending more than 983,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $91.2 billion in prizes and made more than 3,800 people millionaires, according to lottery officials.

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