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Florida State Lottery – Winning Florida Lottery

Recently updated on February 2nd, 2021

Florida State LotteryThe Florida lottery is 32 years old and has been offering Florida residents life changing prizes since 1988. Florida state lottery like many other lotteries in the USA started off with a very simple offering of lottery games. In recent years the range of lottery games available has expanded to include even an online lottery platform.

The state lottery in Florida uses most of its proceeds towards a fund for education in the state. So, as you play the lottery in Florida you are contributing to the greater education and improvement of the public education system.

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Florida Lottery Online

You can enjoy games like the Florida lottery cash 3 which is one of the most popular games available on that state lottery. Other popular draw games are Pick 4 Florida lottery game and a variety of scratches available. Unfortunately, the FLA lottery does not have a mobile app although you can still access the lottery sites on the internet through your mobile browser.

Florida Lottery Powerball

The Powerball in the Florida lottery is one of the highest-paying lottery games available. Draws are carried out every Wednesday and Saturday night and you have up to one hour before the draw to purchase your Powerball tickets.

It allows players from multiple States to stand a chance to win multi-million life-changing jackpots. It is available to a total of 48 States, so even if you are not in Florida you could start stand a chance to win the Powerball jackpot. The Powerball in Florida was introduced in 2009 and has since become a hit.

Tickets cost $2 and if you add another dollar, you can play the Powerball powerplay which gives you a chance to multiply your winnings and stand a chance to win another $2,000,000.

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Lottery Results Florida

If you want the winning numbers for the most recent Florida lottery games you can find them on the official site. All the current winning numbers for Florida lottery Mega Millions, Powerball lotto extra Cash4Life, Jackpot Triple Play, Fantasy 5, Pick 5, 4, 3 and 2.

Additionally, you can search a specific date and specific game to find the winning numbers.

Some people may find past winning numbers to be irrelevant however regular lottery players swear by some numbers hitting more than others. Therefore you could use these past winning numbers to track a pattern and possibly find numbers that have odds of appearing in the next draw. There is no need to follow a lottery post, because the state lottery already has all the information you need for past winning numbers.

Florida Second Chance Lottery

The second chance option in state lotteries has really proven to be a popular addition for many lottery players. Players are given the chance to try their tickets which did not win in the previous draws. Using a previous ticket or voucher for certain games including scratchers you can enter a weekly draw with thousands of dollars.

Second chance options are exclusive to members of the FLA lottery. Once you register your account on the state lottery you can get exclusive alerts for the latest second chance promotions. You must always remember to keep your original ticket. Only players who have the original scratch off ticket or voucher can claim a second chance prize.

Florida Lottery Games

There are many Florida lottery games to choose from. With 10 draw games which include the Powerball Mega Millions, Florida Lotto, Cash4Life, Fantasy 5 and 4, and pick games there’s something for everybody on the Florida lottery. Players also have dozens of scratch-off games to pick from which starts from as little as $1 to $30. They are nearly 100 scratch off games available in the FLA lottery.

How to Claim Your Florida Lottery Prize?

Remember that if you do not claim your prize within a certain period after the draw, it is forfeited and is diverted to the educational trust fund. Depending on when the draw occurred you could have between 180 days 240 days and up to 360 days to claim your prize before it is forfeited.

  • If your prize is $599 or less you can be claimed at any authorised lottery retailer.
  • A prize between $600 to $250,000 would require you to fill in a claims form which you could mail or drop off at the Florida lottery office.
  • If you have a prize that is over $250,000 you have to mail or drop off your claim form at the Florida lottery headquarters.

Florida Lottery FAQs

Is Florida Lottery shutting down? 

Florida Lottery closed its office inMay 2020 because of the CoronaVirus. It has since been opened to the public on an appointments only basis to claim prizes of $600 or more only.

How much tax do you pay on a $1000 lottery ticket in Florida?

24% Tax is only paid on lottery prizes of $5,000 or more.

How long does it take to get lottery winnings in Florida?

It takes 30 to 45 days on average to get your prize in Florida

Which Florida lottery game has the best odds of winning?

Your best odds  are on draw games like Fantasy 5 and keno games with a fewer spots on the tickets.

Has anyone won cash for life in Florida?

Yes, three players have won the cash4life prize the first was a 61 year old Fernandina Beach resident, Lawrence Albertie in 2017, 63 year old Pompano Beach resident Penelope White in 2019 and another 61 year old Robert Sims of Brookwood in 2020. It seems the sixties are the golden age so get any sixty somethings to pick your next lottery nuumbers.

Can I play the Florida Lottery online?

No you can only check winning numbers online.


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