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Local man wins $1 million in lottery

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Updated: 1/03 6:10 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Spencer Christopher celebrated his birthday early with a $679,278.26 payout from his winning "Season's Greetings" scratch-off ticket.

Christopher, 47, of Jacksonville, claimed his $1 million prize at the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee on Friday.

He bought the winner from a Racetrac off Normandy Boulevard on Jacksonville's Westside.

Christopher decided to celebrate his upcoming birthday by choosing a lump-sum payout.

The Florida Lottery says scratch-off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio -- comprising approximately 60 percent of ticket sales, and generating more than $575 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in the fiscal year 2012-13.

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nativejax - 1/4/2014 6:56 PM
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Good for you Mr Christopher, what a nice Christmas your New Year will be even better!
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