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Florida man won million dollar prize playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

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TALLAHASSEE - A Florida man won a million-dollar prize playing the Florida Lottery's SEVEN FIGURES scratch-off game.

Carlos Cole, Sr., 53, chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $695,000.

Cole bought his winning ticket at a Publix on Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The $5 game has more than $79.5 million in total cash prizes. The overall odds of winning a prize are about 1-in-4.

CBS News Miami is your official Florida Lottery station.

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