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Orlando man scratches his way to ‘gold,’ wins $5 million in Florida Lottery game – WFTV Orlando

Florida Lottery Gold Rush Limited game An Orlando man scratched his way to $5 million in the Gold Rush Limited game. (Florida Lottery)
ORLANDO, Fla. — A 30-year-old Orlando man who took a chance on a $20 lottery ticket is now a multi-millionaire.
Herbert Harris Jr. recently claimed his $5 million prize in Tallahassee, Florida Lottery officials said.
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Harris Jr.’s riches came after he stopped into the Right Way Food Store in Orlando and bought a scratch-off ticket.
The game he played — Gold Rush Limited — actually offers 32 chances to win a $5 million prize.
According to recent data from Florida Lottery, Harris, Jr. is one of 11 players so far to claim a top prize — meaning 21 tickets worth $5 million are still unclaimed.
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Harris Jr. decided to take his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,960,000.
The store that sold him the winning ticket will receive a $2,000 bonus commission, lottery officials said.
Map below shows where winning ticket was sold:
If you don’t feel lucky enough to win a top prize, you still might walk away with a smaller one.
Florida Lottery said the odds of purchasing a winning Gold Rush Limited ticket are 1 In 2.65.
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Florida Lottery $5 million winning ticket An Orlando man scratched his way to $5 million Florida Lottery’s Gold Rush Limited game (Florida Lottery)
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