Fort Lauderdale lottery winner scores $2 million for the holidays

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A $10 scratch-off revealed a $2 million top prize for South Florida’s latest lucky lottery winner.

Genner Hernandez, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, hit it big on a 100X Scratch-Off ticket he bought at the Star K located at 2509 SW 9th Avenue, Florida Lottery officials announced.

He decided to take his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,605,000.

The Star K that sold the winning ticket gets a $4,000 bonus commission.

Florida Lottery says that the game Hernandez won launched in January and features eight top prizes of $2 million.

Just last week, it was announced that a 68-year-old Fort Lauderdale man won $5 million on a scratch-off.

According to Florida Lottery, scratch-offs make up about 75% of their ticket sales and generated over $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the last full fiscal year.


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