The Florida Lottery is back with a huge announcement for a player from Miami that has won huge prize money of $1 Million. The lottery officials have revealed that the name of the winner is Felipe Castell, who is a 69-year-old resident of Miami.
The player had decided to go for the Mega Millions ticket, which is the largest lottery game in the entire world. The game is known for providing tons of opportunities to the players of winning huge prizes and at times, even billion dollar worth of prizes.
When a person’s luck is in his or her favor, then no matter how little of an effort is put in, the win eventually comes to the person. That was the case with Felipe Castell who even after going for the Quick Pick option, ended up winning a million-dollar prize.
The Florida Lottery officials have confirmed that the draw for the particular Mega Millions game was held on January 15, 2021. The officials have revealed that the player had claimed his prize money from the Gainesville District Office.
From the draw, the lucky ticket matched all five lucky numbers but failed to match the Mega Ball. This is the reason why Felipe only ended up winning the million-dollar prize. Otherwise, the player would have ended up winning way more than what he did in the first place.
The lottery team has also revealed that Felipe Castell had won the million-dollar prize-winning ticket from Tom Thumb. The store that sold the million-dollar prize-winning ticket is located at 18400 Southwest 177th Avenue (Miami).
The Tom Thumb store has also won a thousand-dollar bonus commission for selling the million-dollar prize-winning ticket.
The Florida Lottery officials have also shared the story of how Felipe Castell managed to win the million-dollar prize money. The player informed that he had never gone for the lottery games but ever since he retired, he wanted to try something that could help him make a fortune.
He stated that some of his friends are very much into lottery games and they always go for the Mega Millions of games. Although he is never interested in playing lotteries, yet his friend managed to convince him to buy a ticket.
The player stated that even after he purchased the ticket, he did not pay much attention to it. He completely forgot about the ticket and got busy with his daily routine that wasn’t much at all. However, after more than 2 months of the draw being held, he decided to check his ticket and found out that he had won $1 million.
The player stated that the first thing he did was take out all of his friends for a grand buffet so they could all cherish the moment.