Mario Cisneros, of Bonita Springs, CLAIMS A MERRY $1 MILLION SCRATCH-OFF PRIZE

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TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Mario Cisneros, 39, of Bonita Springs, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00.

Cisneros purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 1626 Meadow Road in Lehigh Acres. 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 2018 and gives players the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.

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. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.

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