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

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.

“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.