FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
POMPANO BEACH MAN IS FLORIDA'S NEWEST MILLIONAIRE FROM
THE $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Paolo Ferorelli, 58, of Pompano Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the West Palm Beach District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $700,000.00.
Ferorelli purchased his winning ticket from S Liquors, located at 1501 Northwest 2nd Avenue in Boca Raton. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION game launched in February 2019 and features six top prizes of $15 million - the largest Scratch-Off top prize offered by the Florida Lottery! The game also offers 24 prizes of $1 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.60.
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.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $5,000 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players with prizes valued $600 - $4,999 can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to enhance education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 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 $71 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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