Florida lottery player wins first $15M prize in state’s newest scratch-off game

Florida lottery player wins first $15M prize in state's newest scratch-off game


Florida lottery player became the first person to claim the top prize in the state’s new Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off game, officials said. 

Richard Morgan claimed a $15 million prize last week using a secured drop box located at the Gainesville District Office, lottery officials said. 

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Morgan opted to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of about $13.2 million. 

Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off game. (Florida Lottery) 

The ticket was purchased at a Jiffy Foods in Homosassa. The store will be rewarded with a $30,000 bonus commission. 

The game kicked off in February and has four top prizes of $15 million, which officials say is the largest scratch-off top prize offered in the state.

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However, the game also features 24 prizes of $1 million. 

The odds of winning the Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off game is one-in-11.6 million, officials said. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report



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