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Clearwater woman wins $200,000 a year for life on scratchoff lottery ticket

TALLAHASSEE — A Clearwater waitress said she plans on quitting her job after buying a winning scratchoff lottery ticket that will pay her $200,000 a year for the rest of her life, according to a statement Friday by the Florida Lottery.

Claudia Miller, 62, of Clearwater claimed her prize at the lottery headquarters.

She bought the winning ticket, a "Lucky $200,000 a year for life," at Main Street Chevron, 2198 Main St. in Dunedin on Sunday.

"I had to take a look at the ticket a couple of times before it hit me that I had really won!" Miller said in the news release.

Miller, who could not immediately be reached for comment Friday evening, said she plans to retire. The release did not say where she works.

The scratchoff tickets, which cost $20, were first offered for in January.

The odds of winning one of the top prizes of $200,000 a year for life are 1 in 3 million, according to the Florida Lottery website.

Clearwater woman wins $200,000 a year for life on scratchoff lottery ticket 08/06/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 6, 2010 9:08pm]
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