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.
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.