Florida Lottery: Cleveland Pope Won $1 million prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Cleveland Pope, 47, of Brooksville, claimed a $1 million prize from the BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.00.

“I just happened to be on a different side of town from where I normally buy Lottery tickets, all because I was looking for a specific backpack for my daughter to start school with,” Pope told the Florida Lottery.

Pope purchased his winning ticket from Beverage 50, located at 16370 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.