Florida man wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket after being cut in line at Publix

A Florida man who says he was cut in line at the lottery ticket machine ended up winning $1 million on a scratch-off ticket!

Stephen Munoz Espinoza, 43, of Delray Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.

Munoz Espinoza bought the winning ticket from Publix, located at 555 Northeast 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket.

Stephen Espinoza holds a giant $1 million check from the Florida Lottery after buying a winning scratch-off ticket from a Publix supermarket.

Stephen Espinoza wins $1 million on a $50 "500X The Cash" scratch-off ticket from a Publix supermarket. (Florida Lottery)

He told lottery officials that the big win was still hard to believe. 


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"It was the end of a long day, and I was tired. I stopped at Publix and was about to buy a ticket at the machine when a man cut right in front of me. Instead of saying something, I decided I'd just buy a ticket at the counter instead. I can't believe I won a million dollars!" 

Espinoza and his wife said they plan to buy a home for their family.