FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
JACKSONVILLE MAN TURNS $5 INTO $500,000
PLAYING THE GOLD RUSH DOUBLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that James Smith, 53, of Jacksonville, claimed a $500,000 top prize in the $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 10401 Normandy Boulevard in Jacksonville.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER, launched in January 2017, and features more than $182.8 million in prizes, including 44 top prizes of $500,000. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.23.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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