DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Frank Slomkowski, 68, of Defuniak Springs, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his prize in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00.
Slomkowski purchased his winning ticket from Defuniak Springs Food Mart, located at 435 Highway 90 West in Defuniak Springs. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, launched on October 8, and gives players the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.