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Florida man plans to buy toothbrush with $1 million lottery prize

Oct 20, 2021, 3:41 pm

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Lottery winner is ready to live it up

By Kate Northrop

LEESBURG, Fla. — What would you do with a million dollars? One Florida man, who won a $1 million prize from a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket, is eager to put those winnings to practical use.

Brian Nelson, 26, of Leesburg, has had some great timing. One month after getting engaged to his now-fiancée, Emily Pelton, he collected a $1 million second-prize from the Lottery's newest $20 instant game, "Gold Rush Limited."

Nelson is not too different than most lottery winners who put their prize money to practical use, whether that be in the form of a new car, a home, or paying off some bills. However, there is one main difference.

"You won't believe what he's most excited about buying with his winnings," Pelton told the Lottery.

When Nelson and Pelton visited Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to claim the prize, he revealed what it was that had him so thrilled about the win.

"I'm just looking forward to upgrading to an electric toothbrush and splurging on a good pair of flip flops," he laughed.

And he'll have no problem affording the nicest pair of sandals and the most advanced electric toothbrush money can buy after opting for the one-time lump sum payment of $795,000 before taxes.

The winning ticket from the $20 "Gold Rush Limited" scratch-off game was purchased at the Quik Mart on California Street in Leesburg, which will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for the sale.

Having just launched in September, the game has awarded one person a $5 million top prize, with 31 top prizes remaining. Now that Nelson claimed his $1 million second-prize, there are 97 second-prizes out of 100 left, as well as 113 out of 120 $100,000 third-prizes in the game. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.65.

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Congratulations young man.  Hoping he puts that windfall to good use.

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    That's probably a good investment for him. People who live up here in the hills and hollers below me mostly ain't got no teeth. When they get some money they spend it mostly on essentials like moonshine, cigarettes and tattoos. That don't leave much for extrys like toothbrushes and what have ya.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

     

     

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      I hopes I hits the lotto real soon. I gots my eye on an oral-B. Sho iz better an using the ol finger

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        I hopes I hits the lotto real soon. I gots my eye on an oral-B. Sho iz better an using the ol finger

        First dadblamed thing I'd buy if I was you is a one way ticket otta New York.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          That's probably a good investment for him. People who live up here in the hills and hollers below me mostly ain't got no teeth. When they get some money they spend it mostly on essentials like moonshine, cigarettes and tattoos. That don't leave much for extrys like toothbrushes and what have ya.

          He does not deserve an electric toothbrush all his own. Too much for one person.

           It needs to be shared with 7 other people. Lol

          His time is up.

           

          Foul

          Job killing

          Barbarians

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            Aw. nice to read.

             

            Even though he is not a millionaire,  NOT after so much is going toward taxes, 1/2 of million or so, is 

            still ENOUGH to:Cheers

            -Live gooooood the REST of your life, as a young man under 30,

             

            to MIDDLE-AGE late 30s' 40's fifties,

             

            to a senior healthy,happy 65+ so i HOPE he wisely invest.

             

            But, i am not reading this right here, but i really hope they both invest $$$ be smart with such a nice jackpot $$$Yes Nod

             

            Congrats. G-luck to you all playing your lottery games.

             

            G-night.

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              That's probably a good investment for him. People who live up here in the hills and hollers below me mostly ain't got no teeth. When they get some money they spend it mostly on essentials like moonshine, cigarettes and tattoos. That don't leave much for extrys like toothbrushes and what have ya.

              Couple years ago we went to Florida to visit my Husbands sister and her husband, we were invited to a party, a BYOM

              "Bring your own meat" Is that a Florida thing?

              Anyways, congrats to the young man, enjoy your electric toothbrush.Hyper

              Happy Thanksgiving ! Turkey

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                Yes Artist, there should be a limit to this incredible extravagance!


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  Couple years ago we went to Florida to visit my Husbands sister and her husband, we were invited to a party, a BYOM

                  "Bring your own meat" Is that a Florida thing?

                  Anyways, congrats to the young man, enjoy your electric toothbrush.Hyper

                  No, a BYOM bbq is not a "Florida thing."

                  It's a "cheapskate thing" put on by miserly old skinflint penny-pinching tightwads.

                  I once worked with a guy who was a known cheapskate and he did that once and nobody showed up.

                  And that was very satisfying for everybody to hear. 


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke

                   

                   

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                    That's probably a good investment for him. People who live up here in the hills and hollers below me mostly ain't got no teeth. When they get some money they spend it mostly on essentials like moonshine, cigarettes and tattoos. That don't leave much for extrys like toothbrushes and what have ya.

                    In 2022 tattoos will be forbidden in Belgium because of the ink. My own peaceful idea was to throw grenades into those tattoo shops that grew like mushrooms. Can't anyone appreciate a nice skin anymore? There is an upper neighbor with two permanent stamps on his ugly face. ... Yeah, that club prefers beer over toothbrushes. ... They can become pretty noisy during the night too and with tenacity. ...

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                      In 2022 tattoos will be forbidden in Belgium because of the ink. My own peaceful idea was to throw grenades into those tattoo shops that grew like mushrooms. Can't anyone appreciate a nice skin anymore? There is an upper neighbor with two permanent stamps on his ugly face. ... Yeah, that club prefers beer over toothbrushes. ... They can become pretty noisy during the night too and with tenacity. ...

                      Yes, I appreciate a nice skin.

                      Some parts of it I appreciate like crazy.

                      I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate it.

                      Like a wild man gone insane sometimes.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

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                        LOL You guys are tooo funny...

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                          Yes, I appreciate a nice skin.

                          Some parts of it I appreciate like crazy.

                          I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate it.

                          Like a wild man gone insane sometimes.

                          LOL... Yeah,.. We guys know EXACTLY whut cha mean..!! Naughty

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                          These are the Lottery Voyages of Stat$talker..!!

                          The ongoing Mission,..to seek out the Laws of "Probability Math"...

                           to master its rules to invoke...to Conquer ALL Major Jackpots..!!

                          ...To boldly go,... Where NO Player has gone before...!!

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                            That's probably a good investment for him. People who live up here in the hills and hollers below me mostly ain't got no teeth. When they get some money they spend it mostly on essentials like moonshine, cigarettes and tattoos. That don't leave much for extrys like toothbrushes and what have ya.

                            You idiot can't you read he was from Florida.  Quit stereotyping individuals.  I live in TN and have all my teeth, dont drink moonshine and I have a education on top of that I'm a woman!  You must be totally shocked you idiot!  And me calling you an idiot was observable fact not sterotyping.