Broward County, Florida – Ronald Marc from Pompano Beach struck it big with the Florida Lottery, claiming a $1 million top prize from the popular $5 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER scratch-off game.
Ronald Marc, hailing from Broward County, had his life changed after purchasing a winning lottery ticket from Publix, located at 1003 East Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park, South Florida. The Florida Lottery confirmed that Marc secured the top prize of $1 million from the $5 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER game and chose to receive his winnings in a substantial one-time, lump-sum payment of $685,000.00.
Publix, the retailer responsible for selling the lucky ticket, is also set to benefit from Marc’s win. They will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for their role in selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
The $5 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER game is a lucrative scratch-off option in the Florida Lottery. It boasts more than 13 million winning tickets and over $188 million in total cash prizes, including 28 top prizes of $1 million. The odds of winning any prize in this game are approximately 1-in-3.98.
Impact of Scratch-Off Games on Florida’s Education
Scratch-off games play a pivotal role in the Florida Lottery’s game portfolio, accounting for about 72 percent of ticket sales in the fiscal year 2022-2023. These games have not only created numerous winners like Marc but have also significantly contributed to education, generating over $18.39 billion since their inception.
The recent announcement of another Central Florida woman claiming a $1 million top prize from the same scratch-off game further highlights the popularity and success of the GOLD RUSH DOUBLER game. Such wins not only transform the lives of individuals like Marc but also positively impact the wider community, particularly in the realm of educational funding.