Michael Myers, (JACKSONVILLE), CLAIMS $5 MILLION TOP PRIZE PLAYING THE GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Michael Myers, 46, of Jacksonville, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $20 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,550,000.00.

Myers purchased his winning ticket from Prime Time Food Store, located at 3550 University Boulevard North in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $20 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC game 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-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.

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