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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:08 pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A University Park man has won the top prize on a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket purchased at a local store.

The Florida Lottery announced Thursday that 60-year-old Robert Wood has claimed a $3 million prize in the Gold Rush Tripler game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Wood purchased his winning ticket at The Mail Station, located on Lockwood Ridge Road off University Parkway in Sarasota.

According to the Florida Lottery, the $20 Scratch-Off game offers better odds of winning $30 to $500, compared to previous Gold Rush games, and the best odds ever to win $500,000.

There are two top prizes of $3 million and eight prizes of $500,000 remaining. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 2.95.

Scratch-Off games comprise approximately 64% of ticket sales and generated more than $640 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in fiscal year 2013-14.

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  • GetLucky posted at 5:09 am on Fri, Jul 18, 2014.

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    Many congratulations to lucky winner Robert. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.