Urge to comfort a pregnant dog lead Florida man to win $1 million lottery

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Rushing home to comfort a pet paid off in a big way for a Florida man who won the $2 million prize in Florida Lottery.

Leonard Linton, 42, of Pinetta, found out his pregnant dachshund, Ivy, was not feeling well and rushed to be by her side.

He decided to take a short cut home, instead of his usual route, and made a quick pit stop at the Stop N Shop located on  East Howard Street in Live Oak, where he purchased a scratch-off ticket. The ticket distributor will get $10000 for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. 

Linton ended up winning the $2 million top prize from the 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game, and chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000.00.

The $10 game features more than $337.9 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $2 million. The overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.44.