Florida woman buys $5 scratch-off ticket, wins $1 million

A trip to the gas station turned a Brevard County woman into a millionaire.

Michele Payne, 48, of Palm Bay, won the $1 million top prize from the $5 MONOPOLY BONUS SPECTACULAR scratch-off game.

Payne bought her winning ticket from the RaceTrac gas station on 108th Avenue in Vero Beach. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $815,000.

The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.


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