The Florida Lottery announced that Georgina Narvaez, 52, of Homestead, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,550,000.00.
Narvaez purchased her winning ticket from Mr. Grocer, located at 11451 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Sunrise. The retailer will receive a $10,000 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.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim.
Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.