LAKELAND, Fla. - 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.
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.