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Titusville man hits $5 million Florida Lottery jackpot

Prize came from Mega Millions

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Lottery announced on Wednesday that a Titusville man successfully claimed a $5 million prize from a Mega Millions drawing that was held on March 1.

News 6 partner Florida Today reports that Paul Reynolds purchased a Quick Pick ticket that matched all five numbers, but not the mega ball. Reynolds, however, added a multiplier to his ticket for $1, which multiplied the amount of money he won from $1 million to $5 million.

Reynolds' purchased the ticket at a Sunoco gas station at 6058 Sission Road in Titusville. The business received a $2,000 commission as a result of the win.

This is the latest in a series of winning purchases made by Brevard County residents.

A winning Fantasy 5 ticket was purchased in early March at K&D Discount Food & Beverage on Courtenay Parkway on Merritt Island, scoring a $52,724 jackpot.

A Palm Bay woman also won $1 million from a scratch-off in November, and two other winning Fantasy 5 tickets were purchased in October and August in Cocoa and Cocoa Beach, respectively.

Finally, a Melbourne Beach couple, David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith, won a share of the $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot in December. They opted for a one-time lump sum payment of $327,835,077 before taxes.