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CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
WITH THE FLORIDA LOTTERY, WINNING IS "MUSIC" TO YOUR EARS
TALLAHASSEE - This week, the Florida Lottery introduced a new "winning sound" to its terminal system. Whenever a winning Scratch-Off or Terminal game ticket is presented for validation, the Terminal will play a distinct sound indicating that the ticket is a winner.
"The Florida Lottery chose to implement this safeguard as an added layer of protection for our players, and to minimize confusion as to whether the ticket is a winner," said Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "The winning sound will notify the player, as well as the retailer, that the player has won."
Now, when a player self checks his or her ticket using an Express Check unit, the monitor will show the prize amount won, including prizes of $600 or more. However, the Express Check units will not play a "winning sound."
The Florida Lottery encourages players to protect themselves and their tickets by signing the back of their ticket upon purchase, checking their own ticket to see if it's a winner and watching the monitor while the ticket is being validated at a retailer. If there is a question about the ticket being a winner or the prize amount won, players should ask that the original ticket be returned to them, then contact the Florida Lottery Customer Service Office at (850) 487-7787.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $27 billion to education and sending more than 650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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