Pasco County is home to the latest big winner announced by the Florida Lottery.
58-year-old Ray Chavez won $1 million from the “$1,000,000 A Year For Life Spectacular” scratch off game. The Zephyrhills resident claimed his prize at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Chavez chose to receive his prize as a lump sum of $640,000. He purchased his million dollar winning ticket at Publix, 32765 Eiland Blvd. in Wesley Chapel. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
“$1,000,000 A Year For Life Spectacular” is a $50 scratch-off game. There are two top prizes of $1 million a year for life, and neither have been claimed. There were also 234 $1 million prizes, and there are still 203 left unclaimed.
[Source: Florida Lottery]