A New Jersey man who won $1.75 million at a jackpot at the Palm Beach County lottery in March will be paid $2.25 million, the Palm Beach Post reported.
The winner, who had been working as a landscaper in New Jersey, was awarded the jackpot when he signed a contract for landscaping work in January, the Post reported on Friday.
The payout comes a day after a judge ordered a judge to review the case.
The Post reported that in January 2017, the state lottery issued the winning ticket to the lottery vendor, which included the $1,000 prize.
The state lottery paid $6,500 to the winner and another $1 for his attorney, the newspaper said.
The Palm County lottery company is appealing the decision.
A lawyer for the lottery said in a statement that the money will be used to compensate the winners and to support the Palmdale Police Department, which has been in charge of overseeing the Palms area for the past two years.
The lawyer did not provide further details about the settlement.
The news comes on the heels of another major payout at the lottery.
On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the state to pay $13 million to settle allegations that it improperly charged lottery winners with improper use of state lottery funds, a decision that could make the payout even bigger.
The lottery has since paid $5 million to the state, according to the Post.
The federal payout came as the Palmouth County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement with the state that would see the state pay a total of $6.8 million to lottery winners, including $1 billion to the city and $750,000 to each of the city’s five boroughs.