PENSACOLA, Fla. - A Florida woman plans to pay it forward after winning $1 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.
The Florida Lottery says 41-year-old Tenesia Hollins bought the winning ticket from a Winn-Dixie supermarket in Pensacola.
When asked what she planned to do with her winnings, Hollins told lottery officials that the first thing she wanted to do was pay off her mother's house.
"She's done so much for me growing up, this is the least I can do for her," Hollins said.
Hollins chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.
The ticket she purchased, "500X the Cash," sells for $50 a ticket, and features a top prize of $25 million.