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Tallahassee man wins $1 million top prize from Florida Lottery scratch-off

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 08:50:50-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 70-year-old Tallahassee man is an instant millionaire after buying a winning scratch-off ticket from a gas station in Quincy.

Wednesday, the Florida Lottery announced that Jan Shekitka, 70, of Tallahassee claimed the $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game.

Shekitka chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000. He bought his winning ticket from Neel Food Mart located at 3749 Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy.

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

The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes.

The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more.

Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at

Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.