Bell chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $705,000, the lottery said in the announcement.
His winning ticket was purchased from the Publix supermarket at 22973 State Road 7 South in West Boca. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, according to the lottery.
The $5 Gold Rush Classic launched in January and offers more than $200.5 million in prizes, including 32 top prizes of $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97, the lottery reported.
Scratch-off games generated more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund for the fiscal year 2017 to ’18.