Florida man wins $1M lottery prize: ‘I haven’t even told my wife yet’

PLANT CITY, Fla. — A Florida woman was in for the surprise of her life after her husband won a $1 million lottery prize.

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According to WFTS, Plant City resident Joseph Bozeman, 36, bought a scratch-off ticket for the Florida Lottery’s new 50X the Cash game during a recent stop at Walden Lake Food Mart. He ended up winning $1 million, the lottery said in a news release Tuesday.

“I haven’t even told my wife yet,” Bozeman, who claimed an $820,000 lump-sum payment, said in a statement. “I’m going to surprise her by walking into our house with this oversized check, and when she doesn’t believe me, I’m going to tell her to check our bank account!”

The convenience store also scored a $2,000 bonus for selling Bozeman his $5 ticket for the game, which launched Jan. 17, the lottery said.

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