Florida man wins $15 million playing lottery scratch-off game

Posted at 8:19 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 09:19:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida man turned $30 into $15 million!

According to a Tuesday news release from lottery officials, Christopher Frazier, 45, of St. Johns, Florida, claimed a $15 million top prize by playing the $15,000,000 Gold Rush Special Edition scratch-off game.

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He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $10,440,000.

Frazier purchased his winning ticket from a Welcome Food store in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

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The $30 Gold Rush game launched in February and features six top prizes of $15 million.

The odds of winning $15 million by playing the game is 1-in-6,480,000.