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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019

CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS

(850) 487-7727

SARASOTA WOMAN TURNS $5 INTO $1 MILLION
PLAYING THE GOLD RUSH CLASSIC SCRATCH-OFF GAME

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Catherine Deering, 56, of Sarasota, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $1,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $705,000.00.

Deering purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 6543 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 game, $1,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, launched in January and offers more than $200.5 million in prizes, including 32 top prizes of $1 million. The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97.

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