• Jacksonville woman turns $20 into $1 million playing Florida Lottery

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    On Monday the Florida Lottery announced a Jacksonville $1 million prize winner in the $20 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. 

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    Mae Rahaim, of Jacksonville, claimed the prize, a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00.

    The winning ticket was bought at the Circle K on Phillips Highway, meaning the convienence store will receive $2,000 for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

    Florida Lottery Communications said that the $20 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC game was started in October 2018. The Florida Lottery Communications said that players have the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000 and the overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.

    Florida Lottery Communications said, "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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