Royal Palm man wins $2,500 a week for life with Florida Lottery

Oct 24, 2017
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
A 7-Eleven in Royal Palm Beach sold the only winning ticket in Tuesday’s Fantasy 5 drawing, the Florida Lottery said.

A Royal Palm Beach resident is the winner of a Florida Lottery prize of $2,500 a week for life.

Craig Harris, 52, claimed his prize this week at the lottery’s headquarters in Tallahassee, according to a Florida Lottery news release. Instead of taking the $2,500 a week, Harris chose to get annual $130,000 payments guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. 

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He bought his winning ticket at the Winn-Dixie at 1135 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. The store will receive a $4,000 bonus for selling the ticket, the news release said. 

The $2,500 a week scratch-off costs $5. The game launched this summer.

Last week, the 7-Eleven on Southern Boulevard just west of Forest Hill Boulevard in Royal Palm sold a winning Fantasy 5 ticket worth $186,037.82.