The Florida Lottery announced that Ryan Howes, 32, of Saint Cloud, and Rubi Ortiz Rodriguez, 36, of Bonita Springs, each claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game.
Howes used a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office and Ortiz Rodriguez mailed her winning ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Howes and Ortiz Rodriguez each chose to receive their winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.
Howes purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 808 Buena Ventura Boulevard in Kissimmee. Ortiz Rodriguez purchased her winning ticket from Circle K, located at 10460 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. Each retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 GOLD RUSH SUPREME game launched in January and features more than $199 million in cash prizes, including 24 top prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97.
Players can also enter non-winning GOLD RUSH SUPREME tickets into the Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion! In each of the eight drawings, one player will win a growing jackpot prize starting at $10,000, five players will each win $5,000, 15 players will each win $1,000, and 20 players will each win $500. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.
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.