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Monticello man wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Carl Madison claimed a $1 million top prize
Posted at 1:43 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 13:49:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced that a Monticello man has claimed a $1 million top prize in the $5 Gold Rush Classic Scratch-Off game.

Carl Madison, 60, of Monticello, claimed a $1 million top prize in the new game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $705,000.

Madison purchased his winning ticket from TLSE Petro 1, located at 1837 Capital Circle Southeast in Tallahassee. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 game, $1,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC launched in January and offers more than $200.5 million in prizes, including 32 top prizes of $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97.

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.