New Jersey Strikes Gold in Florida and Wins $1 Million Playing Gold Rush Scratch-Off

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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA  – The Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Cleopatra Boiko, of Allenhurst, New Jersey, claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Miami District Office. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $880,000.00.

Boiko purchased her winning ticket from Huxters Market & Deli, located at 1203 Periwinkle Way in Sanibel. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $5 GOLD RUSH SUPREME game launched in January 2021 and features more than $199 million in cash prizes, including 24 top prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97.

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.


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $41 billion to enhance education and sending more than 917,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $80.5 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit

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