(WFLA) — An Escambia County man struck gold during his trip to Publix on Wednesday.
The Florida Lottery announced Earl Evans won a $1 million prize in the Gold Rush Limited Scratch-Off game.
The ticket was purchased at a Publix supermarket, located at 8684 Beulah Road in Pensacola. The store will get a $2,000 bonus commission for selling a winning ticket.
Evans chose to receive the jackpot as a $795,000 lump sum, according to the Florida Lottery. He claimed his prize at the Lottery’s Pensacola District Office.
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The odds of winning $1 million jackpot from the Gold Rush game are 1-in-1,925,599. The Florida Lottery said the overall odds of winning the scratch-off game are 1-in-2.59.