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Florida Lottery’s richest scratch-off makes man a millionaire

This scratch-off ticket made a Florida man a millionaire.
This scratch-off ticket made a Florida man a millionaire. (Photo courtesy of Florida Lottery)

TAMPA, Fla. – The Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme has a top prize of $15 million, making it the largest prize for any Florida Lottery scratch-off.

Gilberto Mons Toledano didn’t get that lucky, but he still hit for one of the 24 prizes worth $1 million available in that game, lottery officials announced.

The 56-year-old Tampa man decided to take his winnings as a lump-sum payment of $880,000.

Toledano purchased his lucky $30 scratcher from New Way Food and Deli in Lutz. The store receives a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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