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Jacksonville 20-year-old wins $1M scratch-off prize

Provided by Florida Lottery
Provided by Florida Lottery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 20-year-old Jacksonville woman claimed a $1 million prize from a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.

Christine Tomkowich won the prize in the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Doubler game and chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $745,000.

Tomkowich purchased her winning ticket from Kangaroo Express at 12020 Fort Caroline Road in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.

The $20 game features six top prizes of $5 million, 30 prizes of $1 million, and more than $752 million in total cash prizes. The game offers more than 16.8 million winning tickets, and overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.

Scratch-off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.