Florida man claims $1 million prize from $30 scratch-off game

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WFLA) – A Riverview man has claimed a $1 million prize from the new $15,000,000 Gold Rush Special Edition scratch-off game.

William Pugh, 56, chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $700,000.

He purchased his winning ticket from the Publix store located at 3615 West Gandy Boulevard in Tampa. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The $30 Gold Rush Special Edition game launched in February and features six top prizes of $15 million, the largest scratch-off top prize offered by the Florida Lottery.

It also offers 24 prizes of $1 million.


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