Brevard County Army Veteran Wins $1 Million Florida Lottery Scratch-Off
July 14, 2016
PALM BAY, Florida - The Florida Lottery announced that 53-year-old John Barchella, of Palm Bay, Florida, claimed a top prize in the $1,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters last month in Tallahassee, Florida.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $760,000.00.
Barchella, who recently retired from the Army after 21 years of service, said he went into the store to buy one ticket but changed his mind at the counter and decided to buy two tickets; one for himself, and one for his wife.
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