NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida woman hit the jackpot when she won $1 million off a scratch-off ticket.
Maureen Watson-Richards, 69, of North Miami Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Miami District Office, the Florida Lottery said in a news release.
She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.
Watson-Richards purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 1700 Northeast Miami Gardens Drive in North Miami Beach.
The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The $30 scratch-off game launched in February 2021 and features four top prizes of $15 million, and 24 prizes of $1 million. The overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.59.
According to the Florida Lottery, Scratch-Off games accounted for approximately 77 percent of ticket sales in 2021-2022. Since inception, Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.06 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
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