FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
KISSIMMEE MAN WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING
$600,000,000 GOLD RUSH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Donald Williams, 56, of Kissimmee, claimed a $3 million top prize in the $600,000,000 GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Williams chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,227,988.72. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 3839 Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee. The retailer will receive a $6,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
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 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
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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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