Florida man wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket days before birthday

It's going to be a very happy birthday for one Florida man after he won $1,000,000 on a scratch-off ticket just days before the celebration. 

Gaston Sanchez-Cruz, of Fort Pierce, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 MONOPOLY BONUS SPECTACULAR Scratch-Off game just 8 days before his 39th birthday!

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He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $815,000.

Sanchez-Cruz purchased his winning ticket from La Central, located at 1726 Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce.

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The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.