The Florida Lottery began operating on January 12th 1988 with Florida Lotto being the main state game, other than Powerball of course. The Florida Lottery game plays twice every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. And like most lotteries, gives people the excitement of playing and winning a life changing amount of cash. You can play this game from the Florida Lottery by using a playslip which are available at all authorized Florida Lottery retailers or, more conveniently, by purchasing a Lotto ticket online. Playslips for the Florida Lottery allow you to play up to 10 games per slip. If you want to play more than 10 games for any draw, you will need to use another slip.
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You will need to select six numbers from 1 to 53 for each Florida Lotto game that you want to play and mark these clearly on your playslip, using the guidelines clearing given on the slip. Alternatively you can mark the Quick Pick box on the slip and allow the lottery terminal to randomly select your numbers for you. You also have the option of advanced play. This option lets you to play for up to 52 consecutive games in advance by simply marking the advance play box on your lottery playslip.
To win the Florida Lottery jackpot you will need to match six numbers on any one game but players can also win cash prizes for matching three, four or five numbers in any single drawing. There will always be an advertised jackpot for each drawing. This amount is the estimated 30 annual payments for the jackpot on any single drawing for the Florida Lotto. You also have another choice in which you can receive your portion of the jackpot from the Florida Lottery in the form of a lump sum. However, you only have 60 days from the winning draw date to choose the cash payment option.
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Florida Lottery jackpot rises
It is always exciting when one of the smaller state lottery games roll over as this means that regular lottery players have the chance to win a considerably larger jackpot that is easier to win than those of the multi state lottery games offered in the US. The Florida Lottery jackpot rises to $16 million for the draw this evening as no player managed to match the winning number on the last draw which took place on Wednesday 9th June. However, a total of 36 ticket holders did manage to match five numbers.
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12th June 2010
Florida Lottery big scratchcard winner
The $20 Lucky $200,000 a year for life scratchcard game which was only launched on 5th January has produced its first Florida Lottery big scratchcard winner. It has just been announced that this winner claimed the first $200,000 a year for life prize at the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Deborah Warren opted to take the one off lump sum payment for her lottery win at the amount $2,775,480.04, rather than accepting the $200,000 a year for life.
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18th February 2010
Florida Lottery winners body is found
Back on 26th November 2009, we brought the news to you that Abraham Shakespeare, who had won $31 million on the Florida Lottery, had gone missing. Since his disappearance, the police have been carrying out an extensive investigation and frantic search for the lottery winner but have always suspected foul play surrounded the case due to the fact that the lottery winner was illiterate and therefore vulnerable. Recent information received by the police led them to search a specific area in their bid to find the lottery winner and we can now confirm that the Florida Lottery winners body is found.
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1st February 2010
Florida Lottery winners' wife faces eviction
Two years ago, Donna Campbell discovered her husband had and won the lottery and kept it from her. Today the Florida Lottery winners’ wife faces eviction after her husband left following the win, leaving her penniless. Despite an ongoing legal battle, the lottery winner remains illusive and Donna Campbell continues the search for her husband in a bid to sue him for divorce and claim a share of his $449.511.95 lottery win.
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17th December 2009
Florida Lottery wins from store neighbours
There have been many coincidences surrounding lottery wins and draws over the years, the biggest one being that of the Bulgarian Lottery, when the same numbers were drawn two weeks running. The latest is the news of Florida Lottery wins from store neighbours. It would be considered a coincidence for two tickets from the same town to share a lottery jackpot...
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9th December 2009