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Forensic Examination Services

Florida Lottery - Security

The Security Forensic Laboratory specializes as an ink application lab and is responsible for assuring the quality and security of the over one billion tickets printed each year. Over 20 separate scientific examinations are conducted on each Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game to ensure only the highest quality printing standards of the industry are maintained. The Forensic Lab is responsible for ticket testing, ticket security design, printing oversight, ticket authentication and questionable ownership.

The section maintains the most up-to-date forensic equipment necessary to identify questionable written or printed documents. Our goal is to protect the Lottery and ensure payment to the lawful owner.

Equipment Includes:

  • The Foster and Freeman VSC Video Spectral Comparator
  • Foster Freeman FORAM – Raman Spectral Scattering Laser
  • Negative-pressure, climate-controlled, highly-secure lab
  • Foster and Freeman ESDA – Impressed Image Device
  • Foster and Freeman – Leica Digital Microscope
  • Specific Chemistry for ink removal and paper testing
  • Various high-power image microscopes
  • Light sources from 200nm to 1200nm
  • Heat, cooling and humidity Chambers
  • Florida Lottery Forensics Laboratory
  • High-resolution digital scanners
  • High-intensity light devices
  • Computer Image Software
  • Photographic equipment
  • Magnetic imagers
  • Infrared Laser

Lab Capabilities Include:

  • Material matching
  • Alteration of documents
  • Over and underwritten identification
  • Ticket security and quality testing
  • Identification of hidden/covert data and print
  • Counterfeit printing of paper, plastic and teslin
  • Review of identification, passports, currency and notes
  • Identification of special security inks and unique printing
  • Testing and review of specific frequency reactive inks and fibers
Winning Numbers

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

9-15-43-60-64-4-x3

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

$510 Million

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

7-16-20-66-73-7-x2

Next Jackpot:

Friday, August 18, 2017

$20 Million

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

14-37-45-48-51-52-x2

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

$7.5 Million

Monday, August 14, 2017

8-20-31-36-39-2

Top Prize:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

$1,000/Day for Life

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

4-6-23-34-13

Next Jackpot:

Friday, August 18, 2017

$550,000

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

9-22-26-30-34

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -6-0-5-6-4

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -4-9-4-6-4

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -9-7-2-9

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -2-2-3-4

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -8-5-5

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -3-1-8

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -6-4

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 -6-7