What a way to start the new year. A Florida man has chosen to take the cash and run after hitting a $1,000,000 prize on the Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game from the Florida lottery.
According to the Florida Lottery, Dean Mills, 46, of Lakeland, claimed a $1 million prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Tampa District Office.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.00.
Mills purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 2040 Shepherd Road in Mulberry. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The Lottery’s $20 Scratch-Off game, GOLD RUSH LIMITED, features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million! Additionally, this ticket is filled with over 33,000 prizes of $1,000 to $100,000!.
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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.
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