Tallahassee, Florida -- A Palm Harbor woman had a very Merry Christmas after she won the MEGA MONEY jackpot of $900,000.
Lottery officials say Maria Dennis, 48, purchased her ticket at the Publix located on West Main Street in Inverness and claimed her prize on Dec. 20. She opted for the one-time, lump-sum payment option for her winnings which came out to just over $674,190.
Officials say this is the 14th jackpot-winning ticket won by a resident of Pinellas County since the latest version of MEGA MONEY began in 2004. So far, total ticket sales have raised more than $1 million for Florida students and schools.
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The next MEGA MONEY drawing will be Friday, Dec. 27 at 11:15 p.m. ET with a $550,000 jackpot. You can watch the drawing live on WTSP 10 News (CBS).
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