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Tampa woman wins $2.25 million in lottery scratch-off game

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A Tampa woman claimed the $3 million top prize in the Florida Lottery’s Monopoly Millionaire scratch-off game.

The lottery said Wednesday that Cotoya Upshaw, 30, chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum of about $2.25 million. She claimed her winnings at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Upshaw purchased the $20 scratch-off ticket at a store in Live Oak.

There are four of the $3 million prizes remaining in the Monopoly game, which began June 2.

The lottery said scratch-off games made up about 60 percent of ticket sales and generated more than $575 million for the lottery’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in fiscal year 2012-13.

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