Thursday, 16 September 2021 16:37

On The Lighter Side: Auto Body Shop Owner Wins $1 Million On His First Day Of Business

Written by Florida Lottery

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The Florida Lottery announces that Brian Woodle, 46, of Callahan claimed a $1 million top prize from the $5 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.


Woodle shared that on the same day he and his wife opened the doors to their auto repair shop, he picked up his $1 million winning ticket. "I love working on vehicles and it has always been my dream to own my own repair shop," Woodle explained. "At the end of our first day I stopped by Circle K to get a few things and picked up a Lottery ticket; just like that we won a million bucks!"


Woodle purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 540251 U.S. Highway 1 in Callahan. 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 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.


Players can also enter non-winning GOLD RUSH SUPREME tickets into the Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion! In each of the eight drawings, one player will win a growing jackpot prize starting at $10,000, five players will each win $5,000, 15 players will each win $1,000, and 20 players will each win $500. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com


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.


Source: Florida Lottery