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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 www.flalottery.com/howToClaim.

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