VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 35-year-old man claimed his $1 million winnings this week after playing the Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game, Florida Lottery officials confirmed Wednesday.
Jose Dominguez Rios, of Deland, claimed his prize at the Lottery’s Tallahassee District Office. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.
Lottery officials said Dominguez Rios purchased his winning ticket from a 7-Eleven store in Ocoee.
The business will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
“The $20 Scratch-Off game, GOLD RUSH LIMITED, launched in September 2021 and features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million!” the Florida Lottery said in a news release. “Additionally, this ticket is filled with more than 33,000 prizes of $1,000 to $100,000! The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.65.”