MIAMI, Fla. – Now that’s what you call a payday.
A Florida man is now much richer after winning the $15 million top prize on the Gold Rush Special Edition Scratch-Off game, according to Florida Lottery officials.
Lazaro Acosta, of Miami Gardens, elected to receive the one-time, lump-sum payment of $10,440,000.
The 64-year-old man purchased the winning ticket at South Florida Publix located at 11750 Southwest 104th Street in Miami. Publix will receive a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket.
The Gold Rush Special Edition Scratch-Off game launched in February 2019 and features six top prizes of $15 million, lottery officials said.
The overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.60, according to officials.