Lakeland man wins $5 million from scratch-off lotto ticket

A Lakeland man is now a multi-millionaire after he bought a winning scratch-off lottery ticket from a local convenience store.

The Florida Lottery says 63-year-old Marty Moon purchased a $20 Gold Rush Limited ticket and won the $5 million top prize.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,960,000.

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Moon claimed his winnings from the Lottery's Tampa District Office. 

He purchased the ticket from Nick's Food Mart, located at 1219 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.