FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS DRAWINGS
~ Players Should Hold On To Their Tickets ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announced today that daily drawings are being temporarily suspended, but stressed that players should keep their tickets. Makeup daily drawings will take place as soon as possible after the potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Irma have passed. Players already holding tickets will still be eligible to win.
Governor Scott's Executive Order #17-235, and the Lottery's Executive Order #17-0001 dated September 10, 2017, allows for prudent actions to be taken, including the temporary suspension of business operations, as necessary to ensure the health and safety of all Floridians.
"During this state of emergency, Governor Scott has made it clear that taking care of Florida's families is his top priority. We at the Florida Lottery share his passion and are doing all we can to ensure the community and our employees remain safe," said Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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