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Gulf Breeze man wins "One million dollar" on scratch off
A Gulf Breeze man is much richer after he won 1 million dollars on a '100X The Cash' scratch-off ticket.
The 69 year old former US Postal Carrier says he plans on maintaining his simple way of living.
Charlie Rogan was eating his Sunday breakfast when he says he suddenly got the urge to buy a Scratch Off ticket. "Something hit me and said go to the BP station pick number 1 on the first row" says Rogan.
Rogan said he bought just one 25 dollar ticket and took it out to his car to scratch.
"It's like a total blank my mind went silent and I couldn't process it at all" says Rogan.
Rogan said he was afraid to leave the ticket in his home or car for fear that his house would burn down or his car would be stolen. "From the moment I bought it until I got to the lottery office, it didn't leave my hand" says Rogan.
Tuesday morning the word about Rogan's big win was spreading at the gas station where he bought the ticket. "I wish it had been me" says Gale James, a customer at the gas station.
"We generally sell a lot of winning tickets. Five hundred or a thousand dollars but this is the first time someone won a million dollar ticket" says Sam Patel, the manager at the BP gas station.
Rogan says he is planning on taking the lump sum payout. And if you're wondering what he plans on doing with the big bucks: "invest it for my boys" says Rogan. And if you're feeling that lady luck is on your side, it might not be a bad idea to go out and buy a scratch off ticket or two. "There is still one 5 million dollar prize out there and one 1 million dollar prize still out there" says Rogan.
Mr. Rogan says despite winning 1 million dollars he plans to keep on scratching.