FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
THE NEW GOLD RUSH SUPREME SCRATCH-OFF GAMES PAY OFF BIG FOR TWO CENTRAL FLORIDA WINNERS
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Tyler Thomas, 36, of North Port, and Rene Batres, 41, of Orlando, each claimed a top prize from the GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off games using secured drop boxes located at the Tampa and Orlando District Offices.
Thomas claimed a $2 million top prize playing the $10 GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game and chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,760,000. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 1291 South Sumter Boulevard in North Port. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Batres claimed a $1 million top prize playing the $5 GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game and chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $880,000. He purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 5942 International Drive in Orlando. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $5 GOLD RUSH SUPREME game launched in January and features more than $199 million in cash prizes, including 24 top prizes of $1 million! The game?s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97.
The $10 GOLD RUSH SUPREME game launched in January and features more than $244.8 million in cash prizes, including eight top prizes of $2 million! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.49.
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 $600 or more. Payers can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players 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 $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $73.2 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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