Fort Myers man wins $1 million in scratch-off game

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Gold Rush Special Edition scratch-off game. (Credit: Florida Lottery)

A Fort Myers man turned $30 into $1 million after winning a prize from a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

Pascal Guillembet, 61, purchased the $15 Million Gold Rush Special Edition scratch-off game winning-ticket from Universal Supermarket on Three Oaks Pkwy. Guillembet chose the one-time, lump-sum payment of $700,000 instead of the $1 million annuity prize. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket.

The Gold Rush Special Edition game was launched in February. It has six top prizes of $15 million, which is the largest scratch-off top prize offered by the Florida Lottery. The game also offers 24 prizes of $1 million. The Florida Lottery press release says the game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.60.

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