A Florida man struck gold when he purchased a $20 lottery scratch-off ticket from a local Publix location.
The Florida Lottery announces that Corday Hamilton, 31, of Bradenton, claimed a $5 million top prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,960,000.00.
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Hamilton purchased his winning ticket from Publix at 501 North Beneva Road in Sarasota. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, GOLD RUSH LIMITED, launched in September 2021 and features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million! Additionally, this ticket is filled with more than 33,000 prizes of $1,000 to $100,000! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.65.
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Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 77 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2021-2022.
Since inception, scratch-off games have generated more than $17.69 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
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