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Man wins million dollars playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

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Posted at 9:58 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 06:40:33-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. --- A Boca Raton man cashed in on a big prize after playing the Florida Lottery. 

On Monday, James Barie, 60, claimed a $1 million top prize in the FLORIDA 50X THE CASH scratch-off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. 

According to Lottery officials in a released statement, Barie chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000. 

The winning ticket was purchased from Publix, located at 3740 West Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. 

The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. 

The new $5 game, FLORIDA 20X THE CASH, started on January 15, and features 14 top prizes of $1 million, and more than $110 million in cash prizes.