Retired Florida schoolteacher wins $1 million in scratch-off game

Mary Ann Dupuis played a Florida Lottery scratch-off game and won $1 million. (Photo via the Florida Lottery)

A retired schoolteacher in Florida won $1 million just in time for summer!

The Florida Lottery said Mary Ann Dupuis, 68, of Fort Pierce, played the Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game and claimed one of the $1 million top prizes.

She purchased her winning ticket from a Publix on Northwest Saint James Drive in Port Saint Lucie. The grocery store will get a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

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She chose to take her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.

The $20 scratch-off game launched in September 2021 and features two top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million.