Scratch-off lottery winner in Manatee County gets $1M

Writer: Paul Dolan
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Heather Leigh Hancock wins Florida Lottery scratch-off game. CREDIT: FLORIDA LOTTERY

A Manatee County woman must feel pretty lucky after winning a MILLION dollars in a scratch-off lottery game.

In a press statement released Tuesday, the Florida Lottery said, Heather Hancock, 47, won the $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game.

The game features two top prizes of $1,000,000 a year for life. Hancock won one of the 234 other $1,000,000 prizes.

She chose to take her winnings in a lump-sum payment of $640,000.

The retailer at Rose Park Deli, located at 8003 U.S. Highway 301 North in Parrish, Florida, will get a bonus commission of $2,000 after selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Hancock said. “I kept looking at my number and the matching number at the top, thinking, ‘Is this real?’ I didn’t sleep at all last night!”

The $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game costs $50.

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