FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
DESTIN MAN WINS $3 MILLION ON FRIDAY THE 13TH
PLAYING THE $600,000,000 GOLD RUSH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Glenn Matthews, 32, of Destin, 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 $2,157,504.35.
Matthews purchased his winning ticket from Tom Thumb, located at 3871 East County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. 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-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.
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