FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
GAINESVILLE MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE IN THE
$500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Timothy Costen, 41, of Gainesville, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery's Gainesville District Office. He purchased his winning ticket from Maa & Paa Grocery Store, located at 6410 Southwest 8th Avenue in Gainesville.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER, launched in January, and features more than $182.8 million in prizes, including 44 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 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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