A Florida man has struck gold after a stop at a local supermarket turned into a $1 million take on a scratch-off lottery ticket.
The Florida Lottery announced that Ricco Ferguson, 21, of Lauderhill, claimed a $1 million prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Miami District Office.
Ferguson chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.00.
Ferguson purchased his winning ticket from Bravo Supermarket, located at 6330 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Sunrise. The retailer will receive a $2,000 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.
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. Additionally, since inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.06 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).