# Your question: What year was the first lottery ticket sold in Florida?

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Rebecca Paul was hired as the Lottery’s first permanent Secretary and on January 12, 1988, the Florida Lottery began sales of its very first game – six days ahead of schedule. A \$1 Scratch-Off, the Lottery’s first game, MILLIONAIRE, exceeded \$95 million in sales – setting a lottery industry record.

## Where have the most winning lottery tickets been sold in Florida?

Data obtained from the Florida Lottery confirms Thompson’s theory, that the 6700 N. Orange Blossom Trail store is the most winning retailer in Central Florida when it comes to large payouts. Over a two-year period from 2017 to 2018, the Orlando store sold 130 winning tickets with large prizes of \$600 or more.

## Has anyone won cash for life in Florida?

Dwayne McGee is Florida Lottery’s latest lucky winner, turning a \$2 scratch-off ticket into the top prize in the \$1,000 A Week For Life game. McGee, a 40-year-old from Kissimmee, ultimately decided to cash in on a lump-sum payment of \$930,000.

## Did anyone win the lottery in Florida?

The winning numbers were 44-52-54-64-69 and the Powerball was 26. The Circle K that sold the ticket will collect a \$100,000 bonus commission. The lucky winner hit those numbers on a quick pick and will become Florida’s 16th Powerball jackpot winner.

## Which Florida Lottery game has the most winners?

To us, the Florida Lottery seems to have the games with the most frequent draw times!

Mega Millions: Multiplying Wins.

Matching Numbers Prize Amount Odds
5 \$1 Million 1:12,607,306
4 + Megaball \$10,000 1:931,001
4 \$500 1:38,792
3 + Megaball \$200 1:14,547

## How much do you win for 2 numbers on the Florida Lottery?

If the player matches just two winning numbers, he/she wins a free FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw. FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players who match the six winning numbers in the Double Play drawing win the \$250,000 top prize.

## How much tax do you pay on a \$1000 lottery ticket in Florida?

The Internal Revenue Service requires that the Florida Lottery withhold 24 percent federal withholding tax from prizes greater than \$5,000 if the winner is a citizen or resident alien of the U.S. with a Social Security number.

## What lottery is only in Florida?

MEGA MILLIONS is a multi-state, multi-million dollar jackpot game offered in 46 lottery jurisdictions (including Florida).