TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Tonya Barrett, 44, of Tallahassee, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Barrett chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00. She purchased her winning ticket from Petro, located at 1837 Capital Circle Southeast in Tallahassee. 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 in October and features over $900 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million and 30 prizes of $1 million! 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.