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Florida man wins lottery after his truck and wife’s car break down

Florida man wins lottery after his and wife's cars break down
Florida man wins lottery after his and wife's cars break down

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Timing was everything for Curtis Fuller.

The 38-year-old Jacksonville man had just run into some rotten automobile luck when his fortune suddenly turned with a $1 million top prize on a Florida Lottery scratch-off.

“My wife’s car broke down a few days ago and two days after that my truck broke down,” Fuller told lottery officials. “In addition to buying a new house, this money will help us purchase two new vehicles!”

Fuller hit it big on a $5 ticket in the 50X The Cash game. He decided to take his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $890,000.

His ticket was bought from First Coast Energy at 711 Duval Station Road in Jacksonville, which gets a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning scratcher.

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