Charles Gostomski (56, Dunnellon) wins $500,000 from the BREAK THE BANK BINGO Scratch-Off


TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Charles Gostomski, 56, of Dunnellon, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the BREAK THE BANK BINGO Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Gainesville District Office. He purchased his winning ticket from Joy Food Stores, located at 11716 North Williams Street in Dunnellon.

The $5 game, BREAK THE BANK BINGO, launched in April 2020 and offers six top prizes of $500,000! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.98.

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 Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.