FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
MIAMI MAN TURNS $5 INTO $500,000 PLAYING
GOLD RUSH SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Orlando Quiroga, 55, of Miami, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 890 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 GOLD RUSH, launched in January 2015. The game offers more than 7.5 million prizes ranging from $5 to $10,000 and 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 $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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