Woman buys lottery ticket after flight was canceled, wins $1M

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 14:55:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Having just had her flight canceled, a Missouri woman's luck quickly changed when she won $1 million from a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket.

Lottery officials say 51-year-old Angela Caravella of Kansas City, Missouri, claimed a top prize last month from The Fastest Road to $1,000,000 scratch-off game.

She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.

After her flight was canceled, Caravella purchased her winning ticket from a Publix supermarket in Brandon, just east of Tampa. She says she bought it to pass the time.

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