POLK COUNTY, Florida – A man from Lakeland is celebrating a big win after claiming a $ 1 million prize from the Florida Lottery Monday.
According to a release, 57-year-old Willie Myrick Jr. won. the prize from the Gold Rush Limited scratch game. He purchased the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Mulberry and chose to receive his winnings in annual installments of $ 40,000 per year for the next 25 years.
“I feel so blessed,” Myrick said. “The first thing I plan to do is use some of my winnings to take care of my mom.”
Launched in September 2021, the $ 20 Gold Run Limited sratch-off features 32 top prizes of $ 5 million and 100 prizes of $ 1 million.
Congratulations to Mr. Myrick and his family!