TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Terry Strickland, 57, of Ocklawaha; and Nicole Johnson, 48, of Orlando, each claimed a top prize in the $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Strickland purchased his winning ticket from Meadors Qwik King Food Store, located at 18236 Southeast 95th Street Road in Ocklawaha. Johnson purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 7640 Sand Lake Road in Orlando.
The $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER, launched in January, and features more than $182.8 million in prizes, including 44 top prizes of $500,000. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.98.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2016-17, and comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales.
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