Melbourne woman claims $1 million prize in Florida Lottery game

The Florida Lottery has announced that Paula Wiley, 54, of Melbourne, claimed a $1,000 a week for life prize in the multi-state Draw game, CASH4LIFE, from the Dec. 10 game. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $1 million.

Wiley purchased her winning CASH4LIFE ticket from Publix, located at 2261 West New Haven Ave. in West Melbourne. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning CASH4LIFE ticket.

The multi-state game offers two lifetime prizes, with the chance to win $1,000 a Day for Life or $1,000 a Week for Life. Florida is the ninth state to join CASH4LIFE.