Game Draw Date Results Next Drawing Date
Powerball08/16/201407-08-17-48-59, Powerball: 09, Power Play: 208/20/2014
MEGA Millions08/19/201422-39-56-67-71, Mega Ball: 1508/22/2014
Megaplier08/19/2014408/22/2014
Lotto08/16/201406-08-14-18-29-3708/20/2014
Lotto XTRA08/16/20140308/20/2014
Fantasy 508/19/201402-05-09-12-3008/20/2014
Lucky Money08/19/201419-27-31-35, Lucky Ball: 1108/22/2014
Play 4 Midday08/19/20144-6-5-408/20/2014
Cash 3 Midday08/19/20144-8-408/20/2014
Play 4 Evening08/19/20149-7-0-808/20/2014
Cash 3 Evening08/19/20144-9-808/20/2014

Want to try your luck at the Florida lottery? Why don't you read some Florida lottery information first. The lottery is a useful tool for most states in the United States to earn extra money to fund different elements of their budget. A majority of the time, it is used to fund such things as education or scholarships for students- this is true in Florida as well. The Florida lottery has an interesting history and some famous winners, and learning some basic Florida lottery information can help you enjoy the game even more.

History of the Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery was initiated in 1986 by the voters of the state. The voters authorized and passed an amendment to allow the lottery with the agreement that the proceeds would be used to fund student education. The first lottery tickets in the state of Florida went on sale on January 18, 1988. The first Secretary of the lottery for the state of Florida was Rebecca Paul. She was appointed on January 12, 1988. Six days ahead of schedule, the Florida Lottery began selling tickets.

The Florida Lottery’s first game to be introduced to the public was a $1 scratch off ticket. The name of the lottery game was MILLIONAIRE. The MILLIONAIRE lottery games bought in $95 million in sales. This exceeded any previous sales for any other state that initiated the lottery. The start-up costs to initiate the lottery in the state were covered in the first couple of weeks by the sale of these tickets.

Proceeds From the Florida Lottery

Since its initial start-up in 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion to education. Some of the proceeds have gone to funding public school across the state, in every county. Other funding has gone to scholarship programs for future high school graduates. Some money is used for new construction projects centered around education such as the building of new schools and libraries for the children.

Big Games at the Florida Lottery

Over the years the Florida Lottery introduced many more games. The first games to be introduced after MILLIONAIRE were two online games called FLORIDA LOTTO and CASH 3. These games were launched simultaneously on April 29, 1988. By August of that same year, the Florida Lottery had surpassed all the other states when they accumulated and offered a $52 million jackpot. This was a national record at the time. Florida responded to the public’s need for the lottery by offering additional games over the years, which included FANTASY 5, PLAY 4, and MEGA MONEY. In 2009, Florida also joined the Multi-State Lottery Association and became one of the many states offering tickets for the POWERBALL.

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, Florida State laws and Florida Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.

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Big Lottery Winners

As you have probably guessed, the Florida Lottery is littered with big winners. Some of the most famous or record setting winners include:

  • Sheelah Ryan of Seminole County in Florida won $55.16 million in 1988. She took the money and started the Sheelah Ryan Foundation. This foundation donates money to help women who are abused. The foundations donations also help to provide scholarships and other money to help with scholarships to go to college or pay for job training programs. The foundation also donates to help the Meals on Wheels Program in the state of Florida. The Sheelah Ryan Foundation donates approximately $200,000 combined annually to these organizations.
  • In 2007, Armin Ramdass of South Florida won part of a $19 million jackpot that he shared with co-workers. At the time of the win, Ramdass was married to his wife Donna Campbell. However, after winning the lottery, he stopped paying the mortgage on his home and vanished without telling his wife that he had even won the money. The house was placed in foreclosure and Donna Campbell was evicted from the home. She would like to divorce Armin Ramdass and sue for her share of the jackpot that her husband won. However, authorities have been unable to locate Ramdass.

Winning Lottery Numbers

If you want your chance to see if you are a big winner, check the Florida lottery results at Superpages.com. The official Florida Lottery site also contains more Florida lottery information for interested players.

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