10/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/25/2021 14:09
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021
ORLANDO WOMAN'S FORTUNE TURNS TO GOLD AFTER WINNING
$1 MILLION PLAYING THE GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that LaBarbara Harris, 28, of Orlando claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $710,000.00.
Harris purchased her winning ticket from Right Way Food, located at 6700 North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. 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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $40 billion to enhance 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 $77.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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