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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Ocala resident wins $2 million top prize on scratch-off ticket

An Ocala resident recently became a millionaire.

The Florida Lottery announced on Wednesday, January 5 that local resident John McTiernan claimed a $2 million top prize from the $2,000,000 50x Cashword scratch-off game at the Gainesville District Office.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Metro Food Mart located at 3818 NE 7th Street in Ocala. The store will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

McTiernan chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $1.76 million.

For more information, visit the Florida Lottery website.