Cocoa Beach Woman Claims $2 Million Top Prize Playing Florida Lottery’s Scratch-Off Game
By Space Coast Daily // May 20, 2019
Angela McEllin, 46, claims prize
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announces that Angela McEllin, 46, of Cocoa Beach, claimed a $2 million top prize from the $10 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,405,000.00.
McEllin purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 2067 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach. The retailer will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $10 game $2,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC launched in January 2019 and offers more than $246.8 million in prizes, including ten top prizes of $2 million. The game?s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.49.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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