History and Education of the Florida Lottery


In 1986, the Florida Lottery was created. The Florida Lottery’s profits are used to improve public education in Florida. In 1988, tickets were first sold. The Lottery was so successful that the state returned its loans within 17 days of it being started. CASH 3 and FL LOTTO were introduced in April 1988. FANTASY 5 launched in April 1989. PLAY 4 was launched 5 bandar togel terpercaya in July 1991. MEGA MONEY was launched in February 1998. In April 1990, the Quick Pick option was made available. The Advance Play option was added in 1993. FANTASY 5 began playing five nights a semaine in 1994. FL LOTTO was played twice a week in 1999. In 1999, its matrix changed from 6 of 49 numbers to 6 of 53. This allowed for larger jackpots and increased the frequency of FANTASY 5. MEGA MONEY also saw a change in its matrix, increasing its jackpot to $2,000,000 The Lottery launched the lottery game GROUPER in January 2005. The Lottery had over 12,000 retailers operating in the state by April 2005. There are now 30 to 50 Scratch Off games with different themes available at any one time.

Florida Lottery funds education for Florida schoolchildren. The Florida Legislature appropriates the proceeds from Florida Lottery ticket sale to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. The lottery participates in programs such as Classrooms First and Classrooms for Kids. It also supports mentoring programs, literacy programs, and other programs. The state is the beneficiary of the lottery. Unclaimed prizes will result in 80% of the amount being transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

FL Lottery tickets can’t be purchased over the internet, by mail, phone, or fax. The identities of lottery winners are not allowed. The law requires that the Lottery provide information to third parties, including the name of the winner, their city, date won, amount won, and the date they won it. However, the home addresses and phone numbers of FL Lottery winners are kept confidential. You should be aware that prize claims between $600 and $250,000 are possible at any FL Lottery District Office or Florida Lottery Headquarters. Winnings greater than $600 require the completion of a FL Lottery Winner Claim form and an Internal Revenue Service Form Form W-9 “Request For Taxpayer Identification Number or Certification”. Any winnings exceeding $250,000 must be claimed at FL Lottery Headquarters.