Illinois woman wins a million dollars on lottery scratch off sold in Sarasota

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An Illinois woman won a million-dollar prize on a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket this week. On Friday, the lucky winner, Maree Beavers, 62, of Elgin, Illinois brought her ticket to the lottery commission’s Tampa district office to be claimed.

Beavers chose to receive her winnings in annual installments over 25 years. She bought the ticket at Publix at 5100 Clark Road in Sarasota. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The winner did not say what she planned on doing with her winnings.

The annuity payout is roughly $70,000 per year after taxes.

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