Lucky man wins $500 a week for life

Bartender got rich with $1 ticket

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Courtesy: Florida Lottery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida bartender will be serving with a smile after striking it rich.

The Florida Lottery said Austin Hale, 27, won $500 a week for life in the new lucky $500 a week for life $1 scratch-off game.

Hale purchased the lucky ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Indian Harbour Beach.

Hale said,  "The other day while I was at the gas station I decided to try my luck by picking up $5 worth of the new $1 lucky $500 a week for life scratch-off ticket and the third ticket i scratched was the top prize winner."

Hale said he has no immediate plans for the money. He said he enjoys his job as a bartender and has no plans to quit.

This scratch-off game launched two weeks ago. There are three $500 a week for life top prizes remaining.

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