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A Man In Florida Discovers That His $1,000 Lottery Ticket is Actually Worth $1,000,000!

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A Florida man who misread his scratch-off lottery ticket thought he’d won $1,000 — only to later realize the ticket was actually worth $1 million!

Lee Wingfield, 63, says after buying a ticket in the morning, he went all day thinking he’d won $1,000. 

“I originally thought I won $1,000, so I put the ticket in my pocket and went about my day. That night I realized my prize had a lot more than three zeros in it,” he said.

Wingfield has chosen to take the money in one lump sum, meaning he went home with $890,000, according to Florida Lottery officials.

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