Two lucky Florida shoppers won a $1-million top prize each after playing Florida Lottery’s Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off ticket. Meanwhile, an elderly man reportedly won a $1-million lottery prize in the Mega Millions drawing held on Dec. 24, 2021.

The winners, identified as 66-year-old David Rainwater, of West Melbourne, and 30-year-old Miller Dickinson, of Jacksonville, each claimed a $1-million prize after playing Florida Lottery’s Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off lottery ticket, WPLG Local 10 reported. 

Rainwater and Dickinson reportedly bought their $30 scratch-off tickets from local Publix supermarkets in their hometowns.

Rainwater bought his winning ticket from the Publix supermarket located at 145 Palm Bay Road Northeast in West Melbourne. Meanwhile, Dickinson bought his winning ticket from the Publix supermarket situated at 5858 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville.

Rainwater and Dickinson both decided to take their payouts as a one-time lump sum worth $790,000.

Meanwhile, the Publix supermarket stores that sold the winning tickets will each get a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the tickets.

The Fastest Road To $1,000,000 game was launched in February 2020 and costs about $30 per game. The game features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes.

In a similar but unrelated incident, an elderly man from Monroe, Michigan reportedly won a $1 million lottery prize in the Mega Millions drawing held on Dec. 24, 2021, WTOL 11 reported.

The winner, identified as Richard DeMay, 72, matched all five white balls (16, 17, 25, 36, 37) that came up in the Dec. 24th drawing and won a lottery prize of $1 million. DeMay reportedly bought his winning ticket from Monroe Liquor, located at 811 South Monroe Street in Monroe.
 
"I usually purchase two tickets for each Mega Millions drawing," said DeMay. "I purchased this ticket on Christmas Eve and checked the winning numbers on Christmas Day. When I realized I had won, I was speechless. I held the ticket up in front of my wife and she joked, 'Did you win me $1 million?' When I told her I did, she couldn't believe it."
 
When asked about what he plans to do with the prize money, DeMay said that he intends to take his family on a nice vacation.
 
"I'm not a materialistic person, so I don't have any big plans for the money, but it is definitely going to make life easier for us," said DeMay. 

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