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BIG BUCKS | Middleburg woman claims $1 million scratch-off prize

The woman purchased the Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme ticket at a BP store on Blanding Boulevard in Middlebrook, according to the Florida Lottery.

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. — A Middleburg woman is nearly $1 million richer after striking gold with a lucky scratch-off.

The woman purchased the Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme ticket at a BP store on Blanding Boulevard in Middlebrook, according to the Florida Lottery. The ticket revealed she had won the $1 million prize.

She opted to go for the lump-sum payment of $880,000, the Florida Lottery said. The BP store that sold the ticket also received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the lucky ticket.

The Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme launched in February. The lucky Middleburg woman claimed one of 24 $1 million prizes. However, there are four top-prize tickets worth $15 million.

The game's chances of winning a prize are one in 2.59, according to the Florida Lottery.

For players who buy the Gold Rush Supreme tickets but do not win, they can submit tickets to the Gold Rush Supreme Bone Play where players can win a jackpot beginning at $10,000.

Scratch-off games make up about 75% of all lottery tickets sold, contributing more than $1 billion to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund during the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Florida Lottery said.