Florida woman wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket, finishes shift before cashing in
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida woman bought a scratch-off ticket and thought she won $100,000. She actually scored $1 million.
Wilma Todd, 69, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $780,000.
"I scratched my ticket just before going into work that morning," she told the Lottery.
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Todd originally thought she won $100,000, which was exciting enough. She decided to work her shift that day before claiming the money.
"After work, I picked up my granddaughter and handed her my ticket. She turned to me and said, 'Nana, you didn't win $100,000 - you won $1 million!' Needless to say, I was in complete shock."
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Todd said she plans to continue working until her replacement is fully trained. After that, she's looking forward to retiring and spending time with her family.
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Todd purchased her winning ticket from Jones Road General Store, located at 1018 Jones Road in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
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