Palatka man claims $550K Mega Money prize

Published On: Oct 04 2012 03:04:27 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

A 69-year-old Palatka man has claimed Tuesday's Mega Money jackpot of $550,000 at Florida Lottery headquarters.

Paul McNair chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for his winnings in the amount of $456,404.62.

According to McNair, his numbers were chosen from birthdays of family members, and he has been playing the same set of numbers for four years.

Dollar & More, located at 114 North 19th Street in Palatka, received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The next Mega Money drawing will be held Friday at 11:15 p.m., with a $500,000 jackpot.

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