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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019

CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS

(850) 487-7727

SARASOTA WOMAN TURNS $5 INTO $1 MILLION
PLAYING THE GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Catherine Deering, 56, of Sarasota, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $1,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $705,000.00.

Deering purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 6543 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 game, $1,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, launched in January and offers more than $200.5 million in prizes, including 32 top prizes of $1 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97.

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 $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

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Winning Numbers

Saturday, October 12, 2019

12-29-34-53-65-23-x2

Next Jackpot:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

$100 Million

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

4-12-14-35-70-2-x2

Next Jackpot:

Friday, October 18, 2019

$71 Million

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9-25-34-37-40-46-x3

Next Jackpot:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

$11 Million

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

4-12-42-49-58-3

Top Prize:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

$1,000/Day for Life

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

2-14-16-17-40-44

Next Jackpot:

Friday, October 18, 2019

$850,000

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

3-6-7-26-29

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 -7-8-3-2-0

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 -1-0-9-6-8

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 -6-1-3-6

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 -2-8-5-5

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 -6-2-6

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 -2-9-1

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 -3-7

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 -6-0