Woman wins $1 million lottery prize on South Florida visit

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GREENACRES, Fla. – South Florida residents may not be thrilled to find out that a woman traveling here from Illinois snagged a million bucks on a scratch-off bought in our back yard.

Danelia Flores-Garcia, 43, of Beach Park, Illinois, claimed $1 million from the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic game, Florida Lottery announced Thursday.

Flores-Garcia bought the $20 ticket at Greenacres Discount Food (5390 10th Avenue North in Greenacres) in Palm Beach County. The store gets a $2,000 commission for selling it.

She decided to take her winnings in the form of a lump-sum payment of $710,000, lottery officials said.

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