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41-Year-Old Land O’ Lakes Man Picks Up $1M Win From Publix On Collier Parkway

LAND O’ LAKES, FL. – The Florida Lottery announced that Mark McGeehan, 41, of Land ‘O Lakes claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at the Tampa District Office.

He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $710,000.00.

McGeehan purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 2121 Collier Parkway in Land ‘O Lakes. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. 

The $20 game, $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, 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-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

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