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Fort Myers man turns $30 Florida Lottery ticket into $1 million

Posted: 10:46 AM, Dec 12, 2019
Updated: 2020-01-07 12:55:44-05
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LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fort Myers man has claimed a $1 million prize on a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket.

According to the Florida Lottery, 61-year-old Pascal Guillembet of Fort Myers purchased a $30 ticket in the $15,000,000 Gold Rush Special Edition game at the Universal Supermarket on Three Oaks Parkway.

His ticket earned him one of the game's 24 prizes of $1 million. The game also offers six top prizes of $15 million.

The store will earn a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

Guillembet chose to accept the lump-sum payment of $700,000.