A Delaware man went to Florida for vacation and came back a multi-millionaire after winning $5 million from a scratch-off bought at a Publix

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  • A Delaware man won a $5 million scratch-off ticket while on vacation in Florida.

  • Peter Sullivan purchased the winning ticket at a Publix in Delray Beach.

  • Sullivan chose the $3,960,000.00 lump sum one-time payment option, officials said.

A man who went to Florida for vacation stopped at a Publix, bought a $20 scratch-off ticket, and walked away a multi-millionaire, according to CNN and lottery officials.

Peter Sullivan, who lives in Delaware, purchased the "Gold Rush Limited" ticket at the grocery store in Delray Beach, Florida, the Florida Lottery wrote in a statement.

The 66-year-old claimed his $5 million prize from lottery headquarters in West Palm Beach, officials said. Sullivan chose the lump-sum payment option of $3,960,000. Sullivan has not said publicly what he wants to do with his prize money.

The Florida Lottery said that the Publix location also received a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

As Insider previously reported, a New Jersey family won $2 million after buying a lottery ticket at a rest stop on their way home from vacation in 2021. More recently, a Maryland couple, who have been married for about 60 years, said that they will finally go on a honeymoon after winning a $50,000 lottery scratch-off.

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