TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Pascal Guillembet, 61, of Fort Myers, claimed a $1 million prize from the $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $700,000.00.
Guillembet purchased his winning ticket from Universal Supermarket, located at 18751 Three Oaks Parkway in Fort Myers. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION game launched in February and features six top prizes of $15 million – the largest Scratch-Off top prize offered by the Florida Lottery. The game also offers 24 prizes of $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.60.
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.