FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FROM THE FIRST GOLD RUSH SUPREME BONUS PLAY PROMOTION DRAWING
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces the winners from the first of eight drawings in the Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion. One lucky top prize winner received the jackpot top prize of $823,217! Additionally, five second prize winners each received $5,000, 15 third prize winners each received $1,000, and 20 fourth prize winners each received $500.
James Turner, of New Smyrna Beach, took home the $823,217.94 jackpot top prize! The growing jackpot prize starts at $10,000 for each drawing and grows as players purchase any one of the five GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off games! For a complete list of winners, visit https://bit.ly/3qABruh.
Seven drawings remain in the Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion; the winners from the second drawing will be announced on April 12. Players may continue to enter non-winning GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off tickets into the promotion for their chance to win prizes ranging from $500 to $5,000, and a growing jackpot prize starting at $10,000.
The GOLD RUSH SUPREME family of Scratch-Off games, including the $1 to $10 games launched on January 18 and the $30 game BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME game launched on February 22, feature more than $1.5 billion in cash prizes and over 63 million winning tickets.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to enhance education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $72.5 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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