Lakeland man $5 million richer after winning top scratch-off game prize

Winning game purchased in Lakeland

Gold Rush Limited scratch off (Florida Lottery)

LAKELAND, Fla. – A Lakeland man scratched his way to $5 million.

Marty Moon, 63, claimed the $5 million top prize on the Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game, lottery officials announced.

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Moon chose the one-time, lump-sum payment of $3.96 million and the retailer that sold the ticket will receive $10,000.

The winner purchased his $20 ticket at Nick’s Food Mart at 1219 Lakeland Hills Blvd in Lakeland.

Lottery officials said the Gold Rush Limited game features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million.

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