CLEWISTON MAN CLAIMS $5 MILLION TOP PRIZE
PLAYING THE GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Anthony Roach, 31, of Clewiston, claimed a $5 million top prize in the 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.
Roach purchased his winning ticket from Clewiston Petroleum, located at 101 North Berner Road in Clewiston. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, 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.