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$1 million lottery winner won't quit waitress job

Alexandra Chaar.

One 21-year-old Florida waitress has no plans to quit her day job – even after winning a $1 million lottery prize.

"No way," Alexandra Chaar told Florida Lottery officials on Wednesday. "I love where I work."

Chaar, who works at a Mexican restaurant in Clearwater Beach, Fla., said she bought her ticket in the state's $1 million Monopoly Scratch-Off Game at a local food mart.

"I kept going back to the same store to buy them; the people who work there got to know me," Chaar told the lottery commission. "They said that up to this point, their store had never had any big winners, but I just had this lucky feeling."

Chaar chose the one-time, lump-sum payment for her winnings in the amount of $700,000.

According to Tampa Bay Online, Chaar told lottery officials she was a straight-A student at St. Petersburg College and planned to use the money to pay for college.

Until then, she’ll keep working for tips.

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