Man wins $5M after buying lottery ticket at Publix in Delray Beach

Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 3:45 PM EDT
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A man visiting Palm Beach County from Delaware scored a big prize playing the Florida Lottery.

The Florida Lottery Lottery announced Tuesday that Peter Sullivan, 66, of Millsboro, Delaware, claimed a $5 million top prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED scratch-off game.

Officials said Sullivan chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,960,000.

Sullivan purchased his winning ticket from a Publix grocery store located at 1538 South Federal Highway in Delray Beach.

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

The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.65.  However, the odds of winning $5 million are 1-in-2,362,500.

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