WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Delaware man is $5 million richer after claiming the top prize for a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.
On Tuesday, the Florida Lottery announced Peter Sullivan, 66, of Millsboro, claimed a $5 million top prize from the Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game at Lottery Headquarters in West Palm Beach.
According to Lottery officials, Sullivan purchased his winning ticket from a Publix in Delray Beach. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,960,000.
The store 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.”
Peter Sullivan of #MillsboroDE stopped at Publix, bought a GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off ticket, and won a $5 million-dollar top prize! All aboard the millionaire’s train! 🚂💰👍 https://t.co/WXYd9L83oN pic.twitter.com/J0s0QDhaJj— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) March 21, 2023