FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
GERMAN MAN WINS $3,000,000 SCRATCH-OFF PRIZE
WHILE VISITING FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Wolfgang Gose, 60, of Berlin, Germany, claimed a $3 million top prize in the $600,000,000 GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,322,740.20. During his stay in Florida, Gose purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 6876 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $600,000,000 GOLD RUSH launched in September 2014. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.95.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 67 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $632 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2014-15.
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