Airman from Valdosta wins $1 million in Florida scratch-off game

Airman from Valdosta win $1 million in Florida scratch-off game
Posted at 12:14 PM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-05 07:28:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Lottery said a Valdosta man claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FORTUNE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters

Kyle Graziano, 23, claimed the prize Friday, one day before turning 23.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $792,000.00.

Graziano, a member of the U.S. Air Force, said he and his family were on the way to Orlando to visit relatives when he stopped at a gas station for a soda and picked up a lottery ticket.

“I never imagined that this ticket would be a winner," he said. "My wife and I are going to save the money for our daughters to use for college.”

Graziano bought his winning ticket from Johnson & Johnson, located at 8191 State Road 6 West in Jasper. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $25 Scratch-Off game, $10,000,000 FORTUNE, features more than $623 million in total cash prizes, including 46 prizes of $1 million and four prizes of $10 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.88.

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