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Tampa man claims millions in lottery win

TALLAHASSEE — A Tampa man is much richer after claiming a $3 million prize in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

"I was completely shocked when I realized how much I had won," Michael McCrea, 51, said in accepting the prize at lottery headquarters. "I plan to buy a new home for myself and my family."

Lottery officials said McCrea chose to receive the winnings from the Super Millions game in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,124,420.92.

He purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 3855 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. The store will receive a bonus commission of $6,000.

The $20 Super Millions game launched last month.

Tampa man claims millions in lottery win 04/29/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:28pm]
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