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A $30 lottery ticket at Walmart made a Florida man a millionaire (well, minus taxes). 28 year old Michael Hager of Venice decided to take a lump sum payment of $790,000 after he got lucky with a “The Fastest Road To $1,000,000 Scratch-Off” game. He bought the ticket at the Walmart at 4150 Tamiami Trail in Venice. They’ll get a nice $2,000 bonus for selling the winner. The game launched in February. According to the Florida Lottery web site, there are 154 other top million dollar prizes in the game if you want to take a chance. Overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.79. Cash prizes start at $100. The ticket claims the game has “the best chance in Florida Instant Ticket history to win $1,000,000.”

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