FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
NAPLES MAN TURNS $5 INTO $500,000 PLAYING THE GOLD RUSH DOUBLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that William King, 49, of Naples, claimed a $500,000 top prize in the $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 450 Goodlette Frank Road in Naples.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER, features more than $182.8 million in prizes, including 44 top prizes of $500,000. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.23.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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