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Florida man opens new business, wins $1M lottery jackpot on same day

Brian Woodle, 46, of Callahan, Fla., won a $1 million jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket on the same day that he opened an auto repair shop with his wife. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Brian Woodle, 46, of Callahan, Fla., won a $1 million jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket on the same day that he opened an auto repair shop with his wife. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida man who opened his own auto shop received an unexpected cash injection on his first day of business when he won a $1 million lottery jackpot.

Brian Woodle, 46, of Callahan, told Florida Lottery officials he bought his $5 Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off ticket from the Circle K store in Callahan on the same day that he celebrated the opening of the auto repair shop he started with his wife.

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"I love working on vehicles and it has always been my dream to own my own repair shop," Woodle said. "At the end of our first day I stopped by Circle K to get a few things and picked up a lottery ticket; just like that we won a million bucks!"

Callahan won the $1 million top prize, which he chose to receive as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.

The Circle K store received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

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