FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
JACKSONVILLE MAN CLAIMS $5 MILLION TOP PRIZE PLAYING
THE GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Michael Myers, 46, of Jacksonville, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $20 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,550,000.00.
Myers purchased his winning ticket from Prime Time Food Store, located at 3550 University Boulevard North in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC game launched in October 2018 and gives players the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.
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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