Sanford man wins $7.75 million from Publix quick-pick ticket

Ticket purchased in Lake Mary

Florida Lotto lottery tickets are seen at a Shell station in Davie, Florida, that sold a $28 million jackpot winner. (WPLG)

It’s a big payday for a Sanford man after purchasing a quick-pick lottery ticket from a Publix in Lake Mary.

The Florida Lottery announced EB Hudson won the $7.75 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the Sept. 8 drawing.

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Hudson chose to take the one-time, lump-sum payment of $6,035,178.17, officials said.

The winning ticket was purchased from a Lake Mary Publix at 601 Weldon Boulevard. Publix will receive a bonus commission of $70,000 for selling the winning ticket, according to lottery officials.