|Posted: February 18, 2014, 12:43 pm - IP Logged|
*Florida Lottery Press Release:
FLORIDA LOTTERY SETS NEW RECORD FOR WEEKLY SCRATCH-OFF SALES
TALLAHASSEE - The weather is great in Florida and the sun isn't the only thing shining, Florida Lottery sales are increasing right along with the temperature. The Florida Lottery announced today that sales of Scratch-Off tickets exceeded $78.5 million last week, an all-time record. The newest record breaks the previous sales mark by $4.5 million, reached the first week of March 2012. Florida Lottery's Scratch-Off sales have also surpassed the New York Lottery, the highest-selling U.S. lottery, the past four consecutive weeks.
"Twenty-one Florida Lottery games had sales of more than $1 million last week," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "This is good news across the board because higher sales result in more winners, increased commissions for retailers and more revenue generated for Florida's students and schools."
The Florida Lottery newest $25 Scratch-Off game, 100X THE CASH, led the Scratch-Off game sales, exceeding $15 million in sales last week. The $20 GOLD RUSH TRIPLER Scratch-Off game followed closely behind with more than $9.5 million in sales.
Terminal game sales are also contributing to the Lottery's bottom line, as both multi-state jackpot games continue to roll over, creating hundred-million-dollar jackpots. The Lottery has been averaging more than $100 million in total sales every week for the past seven weeks.
Last Thursday I went to the distric office because I won the Play 4. While I was waiting I witnessed 10-12 people who all won on scratch-offs. I was the only person there for a terminal game win.