FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
ILLINOIS WOMAN TRAVELS TO FLORIDA AND WINS $1 MILLION
PLAYING THE $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Danelia Flores-Garcia, 43, of Beach Park, Illinois, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSICScratch-Off game at the West Palm Beach District Office. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00.
Flores-Garcia purchased her winning ticket from Greenacres Discount Food, located at 5390 10th Avenue North in Greenacres. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, launched in October 2018 and gives players the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
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