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.