Florida Man Strikes Gold with $1 Million Scratch-Off Win

Florida Man Strikes Gold with $1 Million Scratch-Off Win

Brayan Martinez, from North Lauderdale, at the lottery offices. {Florida Lottery}

By Sharon Aron Baron

One local resident has struck gold.

Brayan Martinez, 23,-from North Lauderdale, Florida, has won $1 million from the Florida Lottery’s GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game.

Martinez bought his winning ticket from Jupiter West Mobil on West Indiantown Road in Jupiter and chose to receive his prize as a lump-sum payment of $795,000. The retailer that sold the winning ticket will receive a $2,000 bonus commission.

The GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game launched in September 2021 and offers players the chance to win one of 32 top prizes of $5 million, as well as 100 prizes of $1 million and more than 33,000 prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The game has overall odds of winning of 1 in 2.65.

Scratch-Off games are a popular part of the Florida Lottery’s portfolio, making up 77% of ticket sales in the fiscal year 2021-2022. Since its inception, the lottery’s Scratch-Off games have generated more than $17.06 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.
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