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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019

CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS

(850) 487-7727

SARASOTA MAN TURNS $30 INTO $1 MILLION PLAYING
THE GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION SCRATCH-OFF GAME

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Christopher Van Brandt, 27, of Sarasota, claimed a $1 million prize from the $30 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $700,000.00.

Van Brandt purchased his winning ticket from Suncoast Energy, located at 5928 Butler National Drive in Orlando. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off 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. The game also offers 24 prizes of $1 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.60.

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.

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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 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 $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

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Winning Numbers

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1-5-25-63-67-3-x2

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

$110 Million

Friday, October 18, 2019

18-58-60-65-67-20-x3

Next Jackpot:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

$82 Million

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10-25-27-41-46-48-x2

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

$11.5 Million

Friday, October 18, 2019

7-22-23-30-43-2

Top Prize:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

$1,000/Day for Life

Friday, October 18, 2019

15-20-26-28-30-41

Next Jackpot:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

$950,000

Friday, October 18, 2019

6-22-26-34-35

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -1-6-6-9-5

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -0-0-2-8-0

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -5-8-4-4

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -0-0-6-9

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -8-7-4

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -4-0-4

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -3-1

Friday, October 18, 2019

 -9-9