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Florida lottery player wins first $15M prize in state's newest scratch-off game
08/09/2021 15:13:36

A 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 (₦6.2 billion) prize last week using a secured drop box located at the Gainesville District Office, lottery officials said.


Morgan opted to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of about $13.2 million (₦5.4 billion).


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.


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.

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