A Pasco County woman got a nice surprise as she learned just what she had won.
Heather Walters, 56, of Zephyrhills won from the “$5 Gold Rush Supreme” scratch-off game. She won $1 million, and chose to take the lump-sum payment of $880,000 at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Heather purchased the ticket at the Winn-Dixie located at 36348 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills. The store will receive $2,000 for selling the ticket.
Heather told the Florida Lottery:
“When I realized I had a match, I began slowly scratching to reveal what the prize was. At first, I thought I had won $1,000, then $100,000 – imagine my shock when I kept scratching to reveal three more zeros!”
In a press release, the Florida Lottery wrote that Walters also said “playing the Lottery is a favorite pastime of hers and her lifelong best friend. They enjoy the fun of playing, and were overjoyed to share in the excitement of winning such a large prize.”
When this game first began in January, prizes for “$5 Gold Rush Supreme” ranged from $5 to $1 million. 6 of the 24 $1 million top prizes are still available.
Heather Walters from #Zephyrhills shared that at first, she thought she had won $1,000, then $100,000. "𝘐𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘬𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙯𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙨!" Read her story here! 👉 https://t.co/VYvqhHUdDr pic.twitter.com/QjEDSwTF4U— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) September 22, 2021
[Source: Florida Lottery]
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