While we wait to find out who is going to land the $1 billion Mega Million jackpot, three South Floridians have proven to be lucky in their own right.
Stephanie Wright, 52, of Miami Gardens, scored a $1 million top prize from the Bonus Triple Match scratch-off game, Florida Lottery officials announced Thursday.
She decided to take her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $875,000.
That winning $5 ticket was sold at the BP gas station at 13075 NW 27th Avenue in Miami, which gets a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winner.
Lottery officials also revealed that Marie Michel, 66, of Miramar, hit a $1 million top prize on the Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off.
That $30 ticket allowed her to claim a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.
It was bought at the Publix at 7805 SW 40th Street in Miami. That store also gets a $2,000 bonus commission.
Finally, Michael Gomez, 52, of Miami, took home the $950,000 jackpot from the Jackpot Triple Play drawing held on Jan. 8.
He too chose the lump sum payment in the amount of $800,693.44.
His ticket in the $1 game came from the Publix Liquor Store at 9420 SW 56th Street in Miami, which gets the same $2,000 commission.