FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
BRADENTON MAN CLAIMS TOP PRIZE IN THE
$500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Erich Handel, 37, of Bradenton, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from In & Out Bp, located at 2801 26th Street West in Bradenton.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER, launched in January 2017, and 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-3.98.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 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 $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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