TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man ‘struck gold’ when he bought a million-dollar winning ticket from the Florida Lottery’s Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game.
The Florida Lottery announced that 63-year-old James Riley, of Ocoee, claimed a $1 million prize at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Riley chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.
Riley’s odds of winning the second-place prize were 1-in-756,000. The odds of winning the $5 million top prize are 1-in-2,362,500.
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According to the Lottery, Riley bought his winning ticket from Ocoee Food Mart, located at 700 South Bluford Avenue in Ocoee. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.65