Okaloosa County man wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

James Morelli (right) poses with his friend and check after claiming a $1 million top prize in the $1,000,000 Gold Rush Classic Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters.

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Someone in our area struck gold with the Florida Lottery.

The Florida Lottery said James Morelli, 45, of Valparaiso, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5 Gold Rush Classic scratch-off game.

Morelli bought his ticket at Cefco on North County Highway 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.

The Florida Lottery says the game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.97.