The Florida Lottery announced that Willie Myrick Jr., 57, of Lakeland, claimed a $1 million prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings in annual installments of $40,000 a year for 25 years. 

Lakeland Man Giving Back To His Family After Winning $1,000,000 During A Pit Stop To 7-Eleven

POLK COUNTY, FL. – The Florida Lottery announced that Willie Myrick Jr., 57, of Lakeland, claimed a $1 million prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings in annual installments of $40,000 a year for 25 years. 

For Myrick, the $1 million prize is more than a lucky strike; it’s a way for him to give back to his family. “I feel so blessed,” Myrick told the Lottery. “The first thing I plan to do is use some of my winnings to take care of my mother.” 

Myrick purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 7040 Church Avenue North in Mulberry. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.  

The Florida Lottery announced that Willie Myrick Jr., 57, of Lakeland, claimed a $1 million prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings in annual installments of $40,000 a year for 25 years. 

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 over 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 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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