When you talk about Florida, you definitely mention sunny beaches. But now it is about lottery too. The Florida Lottery offers a bunch of lottery games and couple scratch cards. So you have lots of chances to win huge prizes. But if you are not a Florida or US citizen, don’t get upset – you still can play.
Except for the world’s most famous lotteries, you can play their own games such as Florida Lotto and Lucky Money. The full list is available on their website.
Florida Lotto is very similar to lots of other lotteries. You should select six numbers out of the range of 1 to 53. However they don’t have any bonus ball, you can pay for additional lines to increase your chances to win. The XTRA plays can multiply your non-jackpot prizes by up to 5.
Another interesting lottery game is Florida Lucky Money, whose jackpot starts with $500,000 and can rise up to $2 million. The rules are as easy as in other lotteries. You have to select 4 numbers out of the range of 1 to 47 in the upper field and one Lucky Ball number out of 1 to 17 in the lower field. Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11:45 p.m. EST.
Fantasy 5 lottery gives you maybe the best chances to win as it is held every day. Apart from the jackpot of $200,000, there are other great prizes. All you have to do is to select five numbers out of the range of 1 to 36 or choose a Quick Pick option, which is when a computer randomly makes up a number combination for you. The drawings are held seven days a week at 11:15 p.m. EST.
For detailed information about all lotteries available you should visit their website.
The rules that concern the claim for money are quite simple. If your prize is up to $600, the money will be transferred to your personal account. In case you win more than $600 and up to $250,000, you can receive your winning at any Florida Lottery office or headquaters. All prizes that exceed $250,000 should be claimed only at the lottery headquaters.
What is more, there are two ways to claim your money. You can choose either a cash payout or annuity. In case of the latter, remember that each lottery game has its own time frames. Again, all infomation is available on their website.
The Florida Lottery has an abundant FAQ section where you can find answers to lots of questions. But if you still need help, you can contact their customer support service. As usual, there is a contact form on their website, but you can also call them or send a letter or a fax. Unfortunately, the call service is available only at business hours (8 a.m. till 5p.m. EST) on business days (Monday till Friday).