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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A lucky South Florida man is $5 million richer after playing and winning the Florida Lottery’s $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game.

Beres Thompson, of Homestead claimed the $5 million prize from Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $3,550,000.00, according to Florida Lottery officials.

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Thompson bought his winning ticket from Downstairs, located at 10 Southwest 14th Avenue in Homestead.

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The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.

The $20 game, $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, launched in October 2018 and gives players the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99.

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