The Florida Lottery announced Monday that Thomas Hoshko, 69, of Fort Lauderdale, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s West Palm Beach District Office.
He received his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $685,000.00.
Hoshko purchased his winning ticket from Publix at 4703 North Ocean Drive in Lauderdale-by-the Sea. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
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The $5 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game features more than $188 million in cash prizes, including 28 top prizes of $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.98.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 72 percent of ticket sales in fiscal year 2022-2023. Since inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.77 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
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