2 Central Florida men win $1 million scratch-off top prize

1 ticket sold in Melbourne

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, scratch-off lottery tickets for sale are on display at Eagles Express in Knightdale, N.C. North Carolina’s lottery has steadily grown over its first decade and its leaders say it has room to grow even more in the coming years. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Two lucky men in Central Florida scratched their way to a million dollars.

John Harris of Melbourne and Mikenson Brezillard of Orlando were those two big scratch-off winners.

Harris claimed the $1 million top prize on The Fastest Road to $1,000,000 game and took the one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000, Florida Lottery officials said.

Harris’ ticket was purchased from Walmart Market at 3950 North Wickham Road in Melbourne. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission.

Brezillard, 32, also claimed $1 million by playing the $5,000,000 Cashword Scratch-Off game. He chose to receive the one-time, lump-sum payment of $780,000, according to lottery officials.

The winning ticket was bought by Brezillard from Quick Stop at 708 Delaware Avenue in Fort Pierce. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission.

It costs $20 to play $5,000,000 Cashword, which launched in May. The odds are winning are 1 in 2.91, according to lottery officials.

The Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off $30 game started in February and the overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.79.


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