Jackson County's newest millionaire Melenna Ritz
Melenna Ritz poses with her oversized check after claiming a $3 million scratch-off prize at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
J. B. Gainer buys a lottery ticket at M&M Market, Tuesday in Cottondale. Owners/managers Ankita Joshi, left, and Raj Patel sold a $3 million scratch-off ticket to Melenna Ritz of Marianna earlier this month. As word of the big win spread, Patel said the store has seen its lottery sales double.
3106 Main St. Cottondale FL
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:15 am
Updated: 4:48 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
The Florida Lottery announced Tuesday that Melenna Ritz, 34, of Marianna, claimed a $3 million prize in the “Super Millions” scratch-off game at Florida Lottery headquarters. Ritz chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,098,840.63.
Ritz purchased her winning ticket at M & M Market, located at 3106 Main St. in Cottondale. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $6,000 for selling the $3 million winning ticket.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:15 am.
Updated: 4:48 pm.