Florida Dog ‘Wins’ $3 Million Lottery Jackpot

florida dog wins $3 million lotteryFor stocking stuffers last month, Bill Kelly of Ococee, Fla., bought three scratch-off lottery tickets for his family, including their dog.

Turns out the ticket in the dog’s stocking was a winner, to the tune of $3 million.

“Giving Florida Lottery Scratch-Off tickets as Christmas gifts is one of my holiday traditions,” Kelly said in a press release.

“I always hope to at least win my money back and I play to win, but I never expected this.”

Kelly opted to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,351,433.02. He didn’t say how much of that windfall would be going toward treats for his lucky dog.

Last month, when Bryce Vucekovich of Dallas won $500 from a scratch-off ticket, he spent all of it on food and supplies for Dallas Animal Services.

Just sayin’, Mr. Kelly.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!