FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
A VERY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FOR $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER TOP PRIZE WINNER FROM DELAND
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Eric Wachter, 58, of DeLand, 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 Ray's Sunoco, located at 701 East New York Avenue in DeLand.
The new $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER, launched in January, 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 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $30 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 transfers 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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