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$1 million scratch-off prize claimed by Lee County man

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 16:21:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced that Mario Cisneros, 39, of Bonita Springs, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00.

Cisneros purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 1626 Meadow Road in Lehigh Acres. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $20 game, $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic, launched in October 2018 and gives players the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

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