Miami Man’s Luck Strikes Gold: Scores $1 Million Jackpot with a Scratch-Off
In the grand scheme of life, there are two kinds of people… Those who trust the universe’s grand plan and those who take matters into their own hands with a scratch-off ticket. Meet Jose Ramirez, a 59-year-old Miami resident who recently gave fate the finger and became a millionaire. All thanks to a stroke of luck and a $20 bill burning a hole in his pocket.
According to WFLA, Monday morning’s news brought the revelation that Ramirez, snagged a cool $1 million from the Florida Lottery’s $20 Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game. Forget winning the lottery… This guy practically high-fived destiny at his local Circle K, and we’re all here for it.
Who doesn’t love an underdog story? Like Jose, a regular Joe with a dream and a dollar, walks into his neighborhood Circle K in Summerland Key. He casually picks up the Gold Rush Limited scratch-off ticket, probably making some half-joking remark about how this is his ticket to a beachside mansion. But little did he know, he was just one scratch away from making that dream a reality.
Fast forward to the announcement from the Florida Lottery, and there it is—Jose Ramirez, the man of the hour. Not only is he the proud owner of a newfound fortune, but he also bestowed a $2,000 bonus upon the Circle K that sold him the golden ticket.
Now, instead of dealing with the hassle of waiting for his money like the rest of us mortals, he opted for the instant money route. A one-time payment of $795,000. Why wait for the money to trickle in when you can have it all at once? Jose knows what’s up.
But before you rush off to your nearest Circle K with dreams of striking it rich, know this…The Gold Rush game still has some treasures up for grabs. There are nine prizes of $5 million and a respectable 26 remaining $1 million prizes.
Well, maybe it’s time to take a stroll down to the corner store and see if destiny has a winning ticket waiting with our name on it. After all, if Jose can do it, why not us?