Delaware Man Wins $5 Million Lottery While on Vacation in Florida

Wire Service
By Wire Service
March 28, 2023USshare
Delaware Man Wins $5 Million Lottery While on Vacation in Florida
File photo of a lottery vendor in Florida. (Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

A Delaware man might have visited Florida just for the sun, but he came home $5 million richer.

Peter Sullivan, 66, took home the jaw-dropping prize after purchasing a $20 scratch-off ticket from a Publix grocery store in Delray Beach, according to a news release from the Florida Lottery.

Sullivan, a resident of Millsboro, Delaware, chose to receive his winnings in a one-time lump sum payment of $3,960,000, the release noted.

The Publix grocery store where Sullivan bought his lucky ticket will also receive a $2,000 bonus.

The newly-made millionaire beat astonishing odds to take home his prize. The chances of winning the $5 million prize in the “Gold Rush” game are just 1 in 2,362,500, according to the Florida Lottery’s website.

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