Okeechobee woman hits for $3M via scratch-off

 Jacqueline Palmer, 42, of Okeechobee, claimed the first $3 million top prize in the $3,000,000 Flamingo Fortune  Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

 Palmer chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for her winnings, $2,493,752.05.

 “I love to play Scratch-Off games and play as often as I can,” Palmer told lottery officials. “I have won several smaller amounts over the years but nothing that compares to this."

The game offers three top prizes of $3 million and ten prizes of $100,000. Top-prize winners of $3 million may choose either a one-time, lump-sum payment or annuity payments of $150,000 a year for 20 years. 

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Tickets are $20 each.