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Florida man scores big on $1,000 a week for life scratch-off

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VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man in Vero Beach is taking home a big payout after winning the top prize in Florida Lottery’s $1,000 a Week for Life scratch-off game.

Rodolfo Martinez, 45, decided to take his winnings as a lump-sum payment of $930,000 instead of receiving the weekly prize.

Martinez bought the $2 ticket from Grocery Express at 4207 20th Street in Vero Beach, lottery officials announced.

The store gets a $2,000 bonus for selling the lucky scratch-off.

That particular game offers the chance at eight of those top prizes.


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