Oct. 30 (UPI) — A Florida man said he was cleaning his house when he came across an un-scratched lottery ticket that turned out to be a $ 1 million top prize winner.
James Kinder, 38, of Jacksonville, told Florida Lottery officials he bought his The Fastest Road to $ 1,000,000 scratch-off ticket at a Circle K store in Jacksonville and placed it on his fireplace, where it remained for several weeks.
“I came across the un-scratched ticket while cleaning the house; when I scratched it, I realized it was actually a $ 1 million winner! I wish I would have found it sooner,” the winner said.
Kinder chose the lump sum option for his winnings, taking home $ 790,000.
The Circle K store was awarded a $ 2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.