TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
ST. AUGUSTINE MAN TURNS $20 INTO $1 MILLION PLAYING THE
$5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Scott Free, 53, of St. Augustine, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $745,000.00.
Free purchased his winning ticket from Carmelos Market Place, located at 146 King Street in St. Augustine. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 game, $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER, features six top prizes of $5 million, 30 prizes of $1 million, and more than $752 million in total cash prizes! This game offers more than 16.8 million winning tickets, and 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 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.