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FutureStarrAnother $1 Million Scratch-Off Ticket Sold in Lake County
The Florida Lottery recently announced that a Lake County man had won $1 million after playing a scratch-off game. He elected to receive his prize as an upfront payment of $780,000.
A winning ticket was purchased at Circle K in Clermont. As a reward, the store will receive $2,000 for selling the ticket.
William Rundall, 69 years old and from Astatula in Lake County, won $1 million in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game. He purchased it at Food Mart on Georgia Avenue in Astatula and played the 500X The Cash scratch off game which offers a top prize of $25 million; he chose to receive his prize as one lump sum and is believed to be the 11th person to have won at least a million dollars since January according to Illinois Lottery records.
In December, a $2 million prize was awarded. A store in Kalispell also sold a ticket for the $1.5 million jackpot of the Mega Millions game of 2018. Michael's West Exxon owner Mike Wood said they have sold many winning tickets over the years but this is their largest lottery award yet. As Montana law does not permit retailers of lottery products to disclose winners' identities, the winner kept their identity private; they had 180 days from claim their prize according to the lottery.
The lucky ticket holder of this year's $1 Million Scratch-Off Ticket, sold in Lake County, matched all five white balls in the jackpot drawing to take home the prize. He purchased his ticket at a gas station in Rose City according to the Michigan Lottery and chose not to reveal his identity. According to their news release, this 62 year old plans on using his winnings to pay off bills and do some home improvements with his earnings.
Quick Stop, the store where he purchased the winning ticket, will receive a bonus of $2,000 for commissioning the sale.
Similar rewards could be given to a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, Illinois where a ticket-holder won the big jackpot. The state lottery's e-commerce division awards retailers half of 1 percent for top prize drawings and scratch games with a cap of $1 million.
On Saturday, Florida Lottery officials reported that a 69-year-old Lake County man purchased a winning ticket at his grocery store and claimed the $1 million prize from $500X The Cash scratch-off game. William Rundall of Astatula chose an immediate lump sum payment instead of taking monthly or quarterly prizes as promised. Food Mart at 13512 Georgia Avenue in Astatula will receive a bonus of $2,000 for selling the winning ticket; Nylander owns Red & White Store at Clearlake Oaks which has been operating since February; she did not know who had won but declined to reveal who it was.