A Florida man’s composure paid off in a big way.
Stephen Munoz Espinoza, 43, of Delray Beach, Florida, claimed a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket that he bought after a man jumped in front of him in line.
He stopped at a Publix in Delray Beach at “the end of a long day” and went to a machine to buy a scratch-off ticket, he said in a news release.
A man cut in front of him, he said, and instead of saying something, he went to the counter and purchased the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game.
The Florida Lottery announced the man’s winnings on Wednesday.
“I can’t believe I won a million dollars,” he said in the release.
The release states that Espinoza chose a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000. He and his wife plan on buying a house, according to the release.
The top prize for the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game is $25 million.