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Cape Coral woman claims $1 million playing Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme game

By Staff | Sep 17, 2021

Maria Lezcano, 60, of Cape Coral, has claimed a $1 million prize from the Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off game at the Fort Myers District Office.

She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00, a Florida Lottery release states.

Lezcano purchased her winning ticket from Petro America, at 3 Northeast Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme game launched in February and features four top prizes of $15 million — the largest scratch-off top prize offered by the Florida Lottery. The game also features 24 prizes of $1 million. The overall odds of winning are one-in-2.59.

Players can also enter non-winning Gold Rush Supreme tickets into the Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion. In each of the eight drawings, one player will win a growing jackpot prize starting at $10,000, five players will each win $5,000, 15 players will each win $1,000, and 20 players will each win $500. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in fiscal year 2020-21, officials said.