"Fastest Road to $1,000,000" Florida scratch-off lottery ticket. (Florida Lottery)

Cancelled flight leads to woman's million-dollar lottery win

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - There are worse ways to wait! 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.

“I had a feeling something bizarre was going to happen after my flight was canceled unexpectedly," 51-year-old Angela Caravella said. "I bought a few scratch-off tickets to pass the time and just like that – I won $1 million!”

She bought the scratch-off game ticket from a Publix in Brandon, which is located near Tampa. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

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

The $30 game that Caravella won launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1 million and over $948 million in cash prizes.