POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A 60-year-old Pompano Beach woman had the lucky ticket in a Florida Lotto drawing and now finds herself over $1 million richer.
Mildred Lane hit the $1.5 million jackpot from the Aug. 8 drawing. Lottery officials say she opted to take her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,303,179.50.
Lane bought the lucky ticket from the Circle K at 4791 North Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach. The store gets a bonus commission of $20,000 for selling the jackpot-winner.
Broward County has seen a run of big winners on scratch-off tickets recently.
It was also announced last month that a Tamarac man hit a $2.5 million jackpot from a Florida Lotto drawing.