Spectacular Scratch-Off Game Makes Millionaire Out of Lake Worth Resident
Meet Tranquilino Mendez Alvarez, the man who just became a millionaire playing the “$1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR scratch-off game.” Man… I wish it was me!
Cape Coral is my own little “Scratchtopia,” where I’ve honed my scratching skills . I’ve bought so many scratch-off tickets that I’m starting to think I deserve a commemorative plaque at the local convenience store. Now my dreams of being a millionaire haven’t quite materialized, I’m sure that one day, I’ll strike gold beneath that silver foil. Until then, let’s live though Tranquilino Mendez Alvarez.
Tranquilino, who sounds like a character straight out of a telenovela, bought his winning ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Lake Worth, Florida. Apparently, that’s where dreams come true nowadays. And guess what? The store gets a little taste of the action too – they’re walking away with a cool $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. Not bad for just handing over a piece of paper with a bunch of numbers on it.
Now, here’s the twist that would make even M. Night Shyamalan jealous… instead of opting for the annual million-dollar payouts for life, Tranquilino decided to take the lump-sum payment of $640,000. That’s some instant gratification! Who needs a lifetime supply of money when you can have a big ol’ bag of cash right now?
The $50 scratch-off game, known as the “$1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR,” was launched in February, and it’s got not one but two top prizes of $1 million a year for life. That’s enough money for me to never have to work another day in my life.
So congrats to Tranquilino Mendez Alvarez. The man with a name as spectacular as his win. My guy is now living the good life with his $640,000 lump sum. The lesson here? Sometimes, it pays to skip the drama and go straight for the cold, hard cash. May your fortune be as spectacular as your scratch-off game.