Jeffrey Beckert, 63, of Old Town, is going to hear from people who snubbed him in third grade claiming they were really his best friends.
That's because he claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 Flamingo Multiplier Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Beckert chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $788,258.80.
Beckert said, “I just can’t believe it! I’m thinking about buying a new car, investing part of my winnings, and helping my family.”