Florida man goes out to buy a sandwich and ends up winning $5 million in the lottery

Not having anything to eat for lunch at home, the lucky winner went to a supermarket, where he also bought a lottery scratch-off that he kept in his wallet for several days before unwrapping it.

There is no doubt that at any moment, without you expecting it, luck can surprise you, and in a big way, which can make your life take a radical turn in the blink of an eye.

That’s what happened to a Florida man who left home a few days ago to buy a sandwich for lunch, never thinking that this decision would turn him into a millionaire.

Travis Hall, 44, went to a store near his home to satisfy his hunger and there, a $20 Monopoly Doubler lottery ticket caught his eye. However, he didn’t scratch off the scratch-off at the time, but rather what he kept in his wallet for several days.

Incredibly, when he decided to uncover it, he got the unbelievable surprise of learning that he had been the winner of a $5 million prize.

“My hands were shaking in disbelief at what I was seeing,” Hall said as he went to claim his prize at the Florida Lottery office.

The winner had the option of collecting his prize in one lump sum or splitting it into annuities. Travis opted to take home his winnings in full, so after taxes, he was left with $3.9 million.

The Florida Lottery people indicated that the “Monopoly Doubler” game is a favorite of Florida players, offering more than $493 million in prizes ranging from $20 million to $5 million. On the other hand, the probability of winning one of the top prizes is one in 3 million.

Scratch-Off games accounted for 72% of Florida Lottery ticket sales during fiscal year 2022-2023 and have a significant social impact, as approximately $18 billion is generated for the Education Enhancement Fund (EETF), which provides scholarships to thousands of students.

Finally, the $5 million winning ticket was purchased at the Publix supermarket, located at 746 Southwest Federal Highway in the city of Stuart. The store manager will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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