More than $95.6 million was spent on Florida Lottery scratchcard sales in the week ending on March 8th, breaking all known records. Over $17 million was generated for Florida schools in that week alone, leading Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell to describe the situation as “good news across the board.” Increased sales, she said, also lead to more winners and better commissions for Lottery retailers.
One reason for the increase in sales was the release of a new scratchcard, Florida Cash, which offers a top prize of $10 million. A Lake City resident, Randall Wheeler Jr., has already snapped up one of the top prizes. Sales of the scratchcard in the first week of March came in at $20.8 million, while another card, $600,000 Gold Rush, racked up more $10.6 million and 100X THE CASH raised more than $7.3 million in ticket sales.
Scratchcards and draw games offered by the Florida Lottery help raise vital funding for education in the Sunshine State. Since the first tickets went on sale 27 years ago, more than $27 billion has been dedicated to enhancing and furthering K-12 and higher education. In addition to scholarships and other programs, a portion of Florida Lottery revenue is used to construct schools across the state. Visit the Florida Lottery Page of Lottery.net to learn more about the games and great prizes available.