Florida Lottery


Cape Coral man claims cool $1 million from Gold Rush Classic Scratch-Off game

Florida Lottery
Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 22:36:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Cape Coral man claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Fort Myers District Office.

Charles Dodson, 65, chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00.

Dodson purchased his winning ticket from Walmart Market Liquor Box, located at 505 Southwest Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. 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.