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3 big lottery winners revealed in South Florida

Winners from Miami, Miami Gardens and Miramar

David Selig, Digital Executive Producer

While we wait to find out who is going to land the $1 billion Mega Million jackpot, three South Floridians have proven to be lucky in their own right.

Stephanie Wright, 52, of Miami Gardens, scored a $1 million top prize from the Bonus Triple Match scratch-off game, Florida Lottery officials announced Thursday.

She decided to take her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $875,000.

That winning $5 ticket was sold at the BP gas station at 13075 NW 27th Avenue in Miami, which gets a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winner.

Lottery officials also revealed that Marie Michel, 66, of Miramar, hit a $1 million top prize on the Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off.

That $30 ticket allowed her to claim a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.

It was bought at the Publix at 7805 SW 40th Street in Miami. That store also gets a $2,000 bonus commission.

Finally, Michael Gomez, 52, of Miami, took home the $950,000 jackpot from the Jackpot Triple Play drawing held on Jan. 8.

He too chose the lump sum payment in the amount of $800,693.44.

His ticket in the $1 game came from the Publix Liquor Store at 9420 SW 56th Street in Miami, which gets the same $2,000 commission.

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While we wait to find out who is going to land the $1 billion Mega Million jackpot, three South Floridians have proven to be lucky in their own right.

Combined Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots surpass $1.5 billion; 3 Orlando residents win $1M Scratch-Off prizes

The current Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have surpassed a combined $1.5 billion, the Florida Lottery said Tuesday.

The payout for Mega Millions is an estimated $865 million, while Powerball has rolled over about $730 million.

Also Tuesday, the Florida Lottery said three Orlando residents each won a $1 million Scratch-Off prize.

Thach Randazzo bought her winning Gold Rush Special Edition Scratch-Off ticket from the Winn Dixie at 340 South State Road 434 in Altamonte Springs and chose a lump sum payment of $700,000.

Georgie Negron Marrero bought his winning Fastest Road to $1,000,000 Scratch-Off ticket the Save A Ton at 1095 West State Road 434 in Winter Springs and chose a lump sum of $790,000.

Luis Curet bought his winning 200X The Cash Scratch-Off ticket from a Mobil at 1979 East Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee and opted for an $890,000 lump sum.

The current Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have surpassed a combined $1.5 billion. Drawings are Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Here's what you could win if you choose the lump sums, plus the deadlines for buying your tickets. ]]>