Fort Walton Beach's Kevin Laws wins $1 million from scratch-off game.
NAVARRE — A Fort Walton Beach man won a $1 million prize from the $30 Gold Rush Special Edition scratch-off game bought in Navarre.
Kevin Laws, 54, chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $700,000, according to a press release form Florida Lottery.
Laws purchased his winning ticket from Tom Thumb, located at 9810 Navarre Parkway in Navarre. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The $30 Gold Rush Special Edition game launched in February and features six top prizes of $15 million – the largest scratch-off top prize offered by the Florida Lottery. The game also offers 24 prizes of $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-2.60, the press release said.
Scratch-offs generate more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2017-18. They are approximately 69% of ticket sales.