A South Floridian Wins $15 million in Florida Lottery Scratch-off Game


After winning a Gold Rush Special Edition scratch-off ticket at a Fort Lauderdale gas station, Chas Lucas’s worth is $15 million more.

Lucas, 32, bought his winning ticket from a Texaco gas station, located at 1501 State Road 84, according to lottery officials. The gas station will also receive a bonus. As conveyed by the Florida Lottery officials, the gas station owner will receive a commission of $30,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The winner had an option to either receive a one tie lump-sum payment or receive his winnings in annual installments. As reported by the Florida Lottery officials, he chose to receive a lump-sum payment of a little more than $10.4 Million.

It isn’t the first time that a South Floridian has won the Gold Rush game’s $15 million. Lazaro Acosta, 64, of Miami Gardens won the $15 million prize in the same game, last June. Reportedly, he also opted for a one-time, lump-sum payment. He had bought his winning ticket in Miami at a Publix located at 11750 Southwest 104th St.

Angel Manzanarez, 50, of North Lauderdale, won the $15 million prize in 2019. His winning scratcher was purchased from a 7-Eleven at 8100 W. McNab Road in North Lauderdale.

The Florida Lottery is a government-run organization in the state of Florida, United States. It has numerous on-line and scratch-off games available and players have a wide variety of prize levels to choose from. Since its inception, the Florida Lottery has continued to add variety to its portfolio of games. For instance, it added the $ 15 Million Gold Rush Special Edition, the Fastest Road to $1 Million and the $5 Million Cashword.

The Gold Rush scratch-off was launched in February 2019 and has the largest scratch-off prize of $15,000,000 offered by the Florida Lottery. Each ticket costs $30. The game features six top prizes of $15 million to give away. There is one $15 Million prize left and someone lucky can still win it.

According to officials the overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.60.

Florida Lottery Scratch-Off games are fun to play and give everyone a chance to win lots of cash instantly. From the wide variety of games offered, you can play a different game every day.

Scratch-Off games are very easy to play, all you have to do is scratch-off coating on your ticket and see if you have won. The instructions of the games are printed on the face of the tickets. Each game will vary in price, prize structure, play style, and instructions.

Run to your nearest retailer to purchase a ticket and try your luck.

The official website, www.flalottery.com can be visited for the latest news on winners and games.

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