Florida man wins lottery and plans to buy ... a toothbrush?!?

Brian Nelson, 26, of Leesburg, claimed a $1 million prize from a scratch-off game. (Credit: Meredyth Hope Norrman) (Florida Lottery)

LEESBURG, Fla. – Brian Nelson is celebrating his recent engagement with a $1 million prize on a scratch-off ticket.

But even his fiancée seems to question his big plans for the money.

“You won’t believe what he’s most excited about buying with his winnings,” Emily Pelton told Florida Lottery.

Nelson, with a laugh, said, “I’m just looking forward to upgrading to an electric toothbrush and splurging on a good pair of flip flops.”

Nelson, 26, of Leesburg in Central Florida, won on the $20 Gold Rush Limited ticket that just debuted last month.

State lottery officials say he took his winnings as a $795,000 lump sum.

The win came just a month after he and Pelton got engaged.

He bought the lucky scratcher at a Quik Mart in Leesburg that gets a $2,000 bonus commission for selling it.


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