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Riviera Beach man wins $1 million playing Florida Lottery scratch-off game

Michael Morgan takes lump sum payment of $710K
Posted at 1:07 PM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 13:12:38-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — A Riviera Beach man will have a little extra cash to spend during the holidays this year.

The Florida Lottery announced Wednesday that 48-year-old Michael Morgan recently claimed a $1 million prize from playing the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic scratch-off game.

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Morgan chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.

Officials said Morgan purchased his winning ticket from the Stop N Shop food store located at 391 Seabrook Road in Tequesta. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The overall odds of winning the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic per ticket are one-in-2.99. However, the odds of winning $1 million are 1-in-2,029,900.