68-Year-Old Woman Wins $5 Million In Florida Lottery Scratch-Off Game


Valerie Homer-Faggart, 68, of Spring Hill in Hernando County, Florida, won a whopping $5 million as a first contender from the new GOLD RUSH LIMITED Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery’s Tampa District Office.

The woman chose to draw a one-time lump sum amount of $3,960,000.00, a press release from Florida Lottery revealed.

According to the release, Homer-Faggart bought her winning ticket from A to Z Discount Beverage in Spring Hill. As she won the whopping cash prize, the ticket seller will get a $10,000 bonus commission on the winning Scratch-Off ticket.


The Lottery’s brand new $20 Scratch-Off game, GOLD RUSH LIMITED, features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million. Meanwhile, this ticket also figured over 33,000 prizes of $1,000 to $100,000.

Florida Lottery was established in 1968. Image Credit - Twitter
Florida Lottery was established in 1988. Image Credit – Twitter

According to 10 Tampa Bay, scratch-off games are an important feature of the Florida Lottery, comprising around 75 percent of ticket sales and generating over $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in the fiscal year 2020-21.

Noble Cause

The Florida Lottery spends more than $40 billion sponsoring Bright Futures Scholarship Program to enhance education. The Lottery sends 880,000 students to college through the scholarship program.

In the meantime, the Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy and pay commissions to over 13,000 Lottery retailers.

As per the release, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $77.6 billion in prizes since 1988 and made more than 3,000 people millionaires.


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