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Gold Rush (Florida Lottery $20)

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Posted: January 21, 2011, 7:19 am - IP Logged

Anyone wanna share their experiences with this game? I've never played this one.

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    Posted: January 21, 2011, 9:50 am - IP Logged

    This game was good for a while with the $500 gold bar but since there are only 2 top prizes available now I quite playing. Considering the top prize is $500,000 why not play the other $20's with $1-$4 Million Top prizes?

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      Posted: January 21, 2011, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

      Only play this game if you want to hit $100 or $500 as the game is notorious for spitting out winners in those amounts. Otherwise I would stay away from this game because the jackpot is the lowest of any $20 scratchers and the odds of hitting it are not that good.

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        Posted: January 21, 2011, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

        500 isn't bad

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          Posted: February 4, 2011, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

          Update

          Played through around 75 Gold Rush in the last several months. Won $100 about 4 times. $50 and $40 about 20 times and smaller prizes another 20 times.

          Overall I get a winner every 1 in 1.7 tickets. One of the best $20 scratchers out there.

          2014 Highest Winner: $500

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            Posted: February 5, 2011, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

            This is the only instant game I play.  I'm not trying for a top prize...  I'm trying to get a nice $500 win.  (I've hit $500 twice on this game when I played in the panhandle... no luck yet here in Orlando buying 2 tickets per week)  Odds are much better at winning $500 on this ticket than any other ticket.  And I can't think of anyone that would turn down a $1/2 million top prize.  But then again... like I said... I'm not playing for top prizes.

            How are you going to win if you don't play?

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              Posted: February 11, 2011, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

              I havent been playing this game as much as I used to, but bought this this morning:

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                Posted: February 12, 2011, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                I havent been playing this game as much as I used to, but bought this this morning:

                Congrats !

                The last time I won $100 with GR I had every single number hit but won weird amounts like $1 , $2 , $5 , $40 etc which amounted up to $100. I felt robbed however as I expected at least $500 from this ticket as that is how I won $500 once ( 25 times $20 )

                2014 Highest Winner: $500

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                  Posted: February 13, 2011, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks James...

                  Also, ive noticed the hits on Gold Rush havent been near as good as they used to be. I noticed  they came out with a 2nd run of these and printed enough tickets which includes 2 remaining Top Prizes. I havent hit 500 since the new game # has came out. Something just seems fishy about these. Its strange that there used to be like 12 top prizes total, and now there are 2 of 2 remaining with a diffrent game #1093... The new run launched 11/22/10 game # 1093...

                   

                  It definitely seems the $500 winners are few and far between now.

                   

                  Good luck to you

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                    Posted: February 13, 2011, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks James...

                    Also, ive noticed the hits on Gold Rush havent been near as good as they used to be. I noticed  they came out with a 2nd run of these and printed enough tickets which includes 2 remaining Top Prizes. I havent hit 500 since the new game # has came out. Something just seems fishy about these. Its strange that there used to be like 12 top prizes total, and now there are 2 of 2 remaining with a diffrent game #1093... The new run launched 11/22/10 game # 1093...

                     

                    It definitely seems the $500 winners are few and far between now.

                     

                    Good luck to you

                    They only made 5 million of the new Gold Rush tickets. This game used to have a good 30 million tickets but now with other tickets offering $10MM prizes GR does not fare so well anymore. I suspect it will be retired after this run unless they revamp the prize money.

                    2014 Highest Winner: $500

                      B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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                      Posted: February 13, 2011, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                      They only made 5 million of the new Gold Rush tickets. This game used to have a good 30 million tickets but now with other tickets offering $10MM prizes GR does not fare so well anymore. I suspect it will be retired after this run unless they revamp the prize money.

                      I agree. I doubt they will make any more GR after this. It was just strange that they created a whole new game # for the last 2 remaining prizes. Typically they continue on the original game # and just show 2/12 top prizes remaining.

                       

                      I'm wondering their reasoning for this (creting a new game # with 2 of 2 remaining). It seems odd

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                        Posted: February 13, 2011, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

                        It's tough to explain why state lotteries have to do this change.  With more popular games a "renumber" has to occur after x amount of tickets have been sold.  Nothing changes except for the number on the back of the ticket.  Everything including odds remains exactly the same.  I've seen this twice with a $2 ticket when I lived in Tennessee.  With that said, the fact that they had to renumber the tickets leads me to believe that Gold Rush is popular and WILL NOT go anywhere.  Trust me...  more tickets will be printed and more top prizes will be added as new tickets are printed.

                        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                          Posted: February 15, 2011, 7:12 am - IP Logged

                          Sorry guys, but someone claimed one of the 2 top prizes for this game. Once again, no winner was announced.

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                            Posted: February 17, 2011, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                            Sorry guys, but someone claimed one of the 2 top prizes for this game. Once again, no winner was announced.

                            FL Lottery was a little late releasing this one:

                            February 17th , 2011

                            TAMPA MAN WINS $500,000 IN
                            GOLD RUSH SCRATCH-OFF GAME

                             

                            TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Lottery announced that GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off winner, JoseGarcia, 46, of Tampa, claimed a $500,000 top prize at Florida Lotteryheadquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket at QuickMart Enterprises, located at 2030 E. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa.

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                            Thast crazy, there has been 3 top prize winners out of Tampa in the last month.

                             

                            * Florida Millionaires club

                            01/13/2011
                            Winner: Afzal Chughtai (63)
                            Tampa, FL
                            $1 Million

                            * Green Hornet

                            01/18/2011
                            Winner: Olga Dusek (39)
                            Tampa, FL
                            $200,000

                            * Gold Rush

                            02/17/2011
                            Winner: Jose Garcia (46)
                            Tampa, FL
                            $500,000

                             

                            Kinda strange

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                              Posted: February 24, 2011, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                              Got a roll today. I dont know why this game as I tell myself I need to stop playing it. Its just the odds are the best in winning $500. Everyone around here plays GR its the most played game.

                              Anyway got $260 back from $600 spent. Nothing over $40 !! 5 tickets won $40 and 3 won $20

                              2014 Highest Winner: $500