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Sarasota man wins $1 million prize on a scratch-off ticket

He opted to take the lump-sum payment.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Putting down $30 to receive $770,000 doesn't sound too shabby.

It's what happened to 47-year-old Juan Soto with the Florida 100X The Cash Scratch-Off game, according to the Florida Lottery. 

Lottery officials said Soto bought the winning ticket at A&S Discount Beverages, located at 4340 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. The store will receive $2,000 for selling it.

Soto opted to take his million-dollar winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.

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