Miami Miracle: Florida Lottery Awards $1 Million Prize

Get ready to witness the birth of a new millionaire sensation down in Miami, Florida! We’ve got Willie Turner flaunting a jaw-dropping $1 million prize from the Florida Lottery’s BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME scratch-off game. Cue the confetti cannons ’cause this is the moment dreams are made of!

According to CBS News, Willie didn’t settle for a measly bag of peanuts. Oh no, he went for the whole enchilada—a one-time, lump-sum payment of a mind-boggling $880,000.00! Impressive!

Now, let’s give a big shout-out to the unsung heroes in this story—the geniuses at Monar Market. They’re the ones who sold Willie that golden ticket, forever changing his life. And guess what? They’re not just sitting on their laurels—they’re getting a sweet $2,000 bonus commission! It’s like getting sprinkles on top of an already delicious ice cream cone. Pure bliss, my friends!

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But hold your horses, ’cause we’re not done yet. Let’s talk about this BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME game—it’s not your run-of-the-mill scratch-off adventure. Oh no, it’s a wild ride with four top prizes of a jaw-dropping $15 million each! And even if you miss out on the jackpot, there are still 24 chances to snag a cool million.

Now, As with any game of chance, they’re not exactly in your favor. Lightning may not strike the same place twice, but winning this scratch-off comes pretty close. The odds of joining Willie in the millionaire’s club are a slim 1 in 2.59. So keep those hopes high, but don’t go building a mansion in the clouds just yet, okay?

So, let’s give a thunderous round of applause to Willie Turner for his incredible stroke of luck and his million-dollar victory! May he use his newfound riches wisely or, at the very least, invest in a solid piggy bank. And for the rest of us mere mortals, the BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME game is calling our names—let the scratch-off frenzy begin! Who knows, you might just strike it rich!

New List: Florida Lottery Scratch Off Tickets You Might Want To Avoid

I love reporting on big wins when people hit jackpots on Florida Lottery scratch off tickets. I want that to be me! So when I was at Publix in Fort Myers last night I went to the Florida Lottery machine and fed it 20 bucks. Hey, if you want to win 5 million you got to bet big.  I pressed the button with the most eye catching 20 dollar ticket and took it home. Guess what? I didn’t win. And I found out later that I probably wouldn’t. You see, the Florida Lottery tracks all of the winning tickets on their website and of the 8  – 5 million dollar winning tickets, 7 of them were already gone. I should have gone with a different ticket to have better odds.

Unfortunately for us, buying scratchers can be a bit of an impulse buy. “I like this one”. But you should really treat it as a financial decision. It is money we’re trying to win. Please keep in mind I’m not telling you which tickets you should play, or if you should play at all. You do you. Just because a ticket only has one big winner left doesn’t mean it’s not sitting in a counter at a gas station in Lehigh. The fact is, we don’t know. This is just math.

Take for instance the $50 –  500X the cash in the picture.

There’s two $25 million dollar grand prize tickets. A guy in Bonita Springs claimed one of them, so there’s still one out there. Of the 160 $1 million dollar prizes, only 19 remain. Two of those winners were announced this past week.

So with the help of the Florida Lottery website, let’s discuss which scratch off tickets you might want to avoid if you’re looking to hit it big. What fun is it to play if you can’t win big? Also, we’ll take a look at which scratch off games have the most big winners left in the pot. You want to win big and get that Lambo? Let’s do this.

This list is from 5/3/2023. As more winners happen, and more games are announced, this data will become outdated. 

  • Florida Lottery Scratch Off Tickets You Might Want To Avoid

    Also, we’ll take a look at which scratch off games have the most big winners left.

  • Double Your Money

    It’s a $5 ticket where you could win $500,000. But you won’t. All of those are gone.

    Double Your Money

  • $50,000 Diamond Mine

    You may wanna pass on this $2 ticket. All 12 of the big winning tickets are gone.

    50000 Diamond Mine

  • Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme

    This $30 ticket gave 4 grand prize winners $15 million. Gave. As in all those are gone.

    billion dollar gold rush supreme

  • 50X The Cash

    This $5 ticket could score you a million. But it won’t. All of those tickets are gone.

    50x the cash

  • Big Ol' Bens

    A $5 ticket with one $500,000 prize remaining.

    Big Ol Bens

  • 500X The Cash

    I’m on the fence on this one. A lot of the big winning tickets are gone, but several of them were here in Southwest Florida. GEORGE  DEMETRIADES of Bonita Springs won $25 million, and one of those big ones are still out there. There’s only 19 of the 160 $1 million dollar prizes, but we’ve seen those hit in North Fort Myers, Marco Island, and Naples. It’s a $50 ticket so it’s a tough decision. Here’s the data I’m looking at. 

    florida lottery

  • Full of $200s

    A $2 ticket. Only 1 of the 12 big winners are left.

    full of 200s


  • $2 Monopoly Doubler

    7 of the 8 $100,000 winning tickets are gone.

    monopoly doubler

  • Win It All

    A $5 ticket with a $500,000 grand prize. 7 of the 8 of these are gone, too.

    win it all

  • Money Money Money

    Not likely. This $2 ticket could get you $50,000. But 15 of the 16 big winners are already gone.

    money money money

  • $1,000 A Week For Life

    I love the idea of the guaranteed salary, but with this $2 ticket, 7 of the 8 ‘Life’ winners are gone.

    1000 a week for life

  • $500 A Week For Life

    The $1 little brother. Only 1 big winner is left out there.

    500 a week for life

  • 5X Bingo

    $3 could get you $100,000. 11 of the 12 big ones are gone.

    5x bingo

  • Payout Tripler

    A $2 card with a $50,000 grand prize. 9 of the 10 are gone.

    payout tripler

  • $5,000,000 Cash Word

    This $20 ticket has eight 5 million dollar winners. 7 have already been claimed.

    5 million cash word

  • Now let's talk about the ones with lots of big winners left

    This is the part I’ve been waiting for………

  • Payday Bonus

    A $10 card with a 2 million dollar grand prize. 8 of 8 big winners are out there.

    Florida Lottery Payday Bonus

  • Seven Figures

    This $5 card could get you a million. Only 1 of the 4 million dollar tickets are claimed.

    seven figures


  • Diamond Mine 20X

    $10 card, one million is the grand prize. 3 of 4 remain.

    diamond mine mine 3x

  • Florida 300X The Cash

    A $30 card with a lot of big winners. grand prize is 15 million with 3 of 4 remaining. Secondary prize of 1 million with 16 of the 24 of those still out there.

    300x the cash

  • 1M Year/Life Spec

    I haven’t seen this one. This card just came out on February 27th. The ticket is $50 and two winners get a million a year for life. Both of those are still out there. 234 one million dollar winners and 206 of those still out there. Have a look if you’re interested.

    1M a year for Life

  • If you don't see your favorite ticket, it probably falls somewhere in between.

    Here’s the big list of all the current tickets.

    Have fun, but play responsibly. I did this list for my own benefit, but it was something I wanted to share. The idea of buying a ticket with no way of winning the grand prize just seemed like such a downer. So I did the math. Good luck to all.

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