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Miami-Dade man wins $5 million on Florida Lottery scratch-off

This $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic ticket made a Miami-Dade County man a multimillionaire.
This $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic ticket made a Miami-Dade County man a multimillionaire. (Photo courtesy of Florida Lottery)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A $5 million jackpot is quite the summer highlight, and that’s what Beres Thompson is celebrating.

The Homestead man scored the top prize from the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic scratch-off game, Florida Lottery announced Tuesday.

Thompson took his winnings as a lump-sum payout of $3.55 million.

Lottery officials say he bought the $20 ticket from Downstairs at 10 Southwest 14th Avenue in Homestead.

The seller gets a $10,000 bonus commission.

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