Florida Lottery – Chavez De Mendoza Becomes Millionaire

Martin County Woman Becomes A Millionaire Playing The Gold Rush Limited Scratch-off Game

TallahasseeFL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery  announces that Maria Chavez De Mendoza, 58, of Palm City, claimed a $1 million prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.   She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000.00.

Chavez De Mendoza purchased her winning ticket from Smart Dollar, located at 413 Southeast Monterey Road in Stuart. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The Lottery’s $20 Scratch-Off game, GOLD RUSH LIMITED, features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million!  Additionally, this ticket is filled with over 33,000 prizes of $1,000 to $100,000!

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.