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Florida lottery winner of $1 million prize wants only one thing with winnings

Apr 27, 2022, 2:21 pm

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Veteran doesn't have a long wish list

By Kate Northrop

SARASOTA, Fla. — A Florida veteran wants to spend his prize money on one big item after scooping up $1 million on a Florida Lottery scratch-off, but he'll have a lot left over.

Although James Musselwhite of Sarasota won a million dollars in the lottery, he doesn't have a long wish list of things he'd like to buy.

The veteran had quite the bout of luck when he stopped at Circle A Food Place on Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota, where he bought a second-tier prize-winning ticket from the $20 game "$5,000,000 LUCK," which launched in September 2019.

Soon, he figured out he was face-to-face with a $1 million prize.

Last week, he visited Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee with his family to celebrate his win and claim his prize as a lump-sum payment of $760,000. Lottery officials asked him if he had any big plans for the cash.

But this lottery winner said he had already traveled the world while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Instead of vacationing and exotic trips, there was only one thing he could think of.

"I guess the only thing I really want now is a new golf cart," Musselwhite remarked.

Having claimed the game's second-to-last remaining second-tier prize of $1 million, Musselwhite will be able to zip around with ease. There is currently one top prize of $5 million out of 12, one second-tier prize of $1 million out of 40, and five out of 68 third-tier prizes of $100,000 left to claim.

The Circle A Food Place will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

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Simpsonville
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So happy from one vet to another...a new golf cart, a down to Earth fellow.

(OTOH first three of my SSAN came in box today and didn't play... plus this Vet's 43 year Anniversary for going into the US Army!!)

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    Ringleader
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    Congrats to the lucky guy, enjoy your new Golf Cart. Party

    Happy National Memo Day! Type

      Artist77's avatar - batman14

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      Awww . Do you need a driver's license to drive a golf cart? Just curious.

      His time is up.

       

      Foul

      Job killing

      Barbarians

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        Florida living! Cheers
        congratulations!

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          Blue Bell,Pa
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          off topic: Someone in Arizona just won $454 million Powerball jackpot.

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            Simpsonville
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            off topic: Someone in Arizona just won $454 million Powerball jackpot.

            Bumped up to $473 million!!     

             

            Nothing here, played 9630 straight box last night for $2 and 8 was where I needed the six.   Oh well.

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              Bumped up to $473 million!!     

               

              Nothing here, played 9630 straight box last night for $2 and 8 was where I needed the six.   Oh well.

              No offense to this veteran...but What an IDIOT.  Must be one of those new dang fangled transgender Democrat soldiers.

               

              If all you want out of life is a brand new golf cart, then what the hell are you even buying a scratchoff for?Bash

               

              Unless perhaps he thinking on  investing and design a new golf cart that runs on water...

              Then that would be cool.Cool

              I wonder what this Veteran thinks about our Commander in Chief, being a Child Sniffer In Chief who is trying to destroy the country?

              Oy Vey.

              Have you entered the place where the snow is stored? Or have you seen the storehouses of hail, which I hold in reserve for times of trouble, for the day of warfare and battle?  HCSB

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                Simpsonville
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                No offense to this veteran...but What an IDIOT.  Must be one of those new dang fangled transgender Democrat soldiers.

                 

                If all you want out of life is a brand new golf cart, then what the hell are you even buying a scratchoff for?Bash

                 

                Unless perhaps he thinking on  investing and design a new golf cart that runs on water...

                Then that would be cool.Cool

                I wonder what this Veteran thinks about our Commander in Chief, being a Child Sniffer In Chief who is trying to destroy the country?

                Oy Vey.

                I took offense to your post.   Am a proud Democrat retired US Army and then 20 years in a PICU.   Regretfully now getting Social security that I voted for Reagan since he instituted taxing SS "benefits"; so karma gets me end of every year.

                No comment on the other guy, Jesus will Judge him as He will all of us.   Karma comes then too. 

                But this is America, we are all entitled to our opinions....facts speak for themselves.

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                  Type : I find you both guilty of being offensive

                   

                  to each his/her/IT's own 

                  Let the man enjoy his golf cart, if thats what he wants

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                    Type : I find you both guilty of being offensive

                     

                    to each his/her/IT's own 

                    Let the man enjoy his golf cart, if thats what he wants

                    I agree.

                    His time is up.

                     

                    Foul

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                      Awww . Do you need a driver's license to drive a golf cart? Just curious.

                      "Do you need a driver's license to drive a golf cart?"

                      No,.. not really.. ALL Licenses are for "Commercial" use ONLY..!! If you don't DRIVE for a Commercial Income..you're not engaged in Commercialism..

                      But Ole Boi got it right.. Sit in the Sunset, play Golf & puff ona Cuban Cigar..!!

                      ...MATH... The final Stochastic frontier...

                      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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                        New here! And it's my Birthday🤗 I see Floridians have ALOT of winners down there(Upstste NY/Canada resident here-my front yards in Canada & my backyards in the US(no border). I'm DEFINATELY going to buy a ticket when I visit! Never been there yet but it's on my bucket list🤗 My father in laws a Marine and if I ever win I'll buy him ANYTHING he wants! I'm lucky my youngest son wants to follow in his footsteps(since he was 4!). 
                        IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU SIR! Enjoy that golf cart, they are lots of fun! But please drive careful & wear a helmet if you do decide to go fast!🤔🤗🥰✌🏼
                        SEE YOU SOON FLORIDIANS!

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                          New here! And it's my Birthday🤗 I see Floridians have ALOT of winners down there(Upstste NY/Canada resident here-my front yards in Canada & my backyards in the US(no border). I'm DEFINATELY going to buy a ticket when I visit! Never been there yet but it's on my bucket list🤗 My father in laws a Marine and if I ever win I'll buy him ANYTHING he wants! I'm lucky my youngest son wants to follow in his footsteps(since he was 4!). 
                          IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU SIR! Enjoy that golf cart, they are lots of fun! But please drive careful & wear a helmet if you do decide to go fast!🤔🤗🥰✌🏼
                          SEE YOU SOON FLORIDIANS!

                          You are the last castaway now.

                          His time is up.

                           

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                            Here in my area at the beach people ride around in motorized golf carts. They're like cars without doors. Hopefully he gets one of those.