FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FOUR NEW
SCRATCH-OFF GAMES FROM THE FLORIDA LOTTERY!
TALLAHASSEE - Today the Florida Lottery introduces four new Scratch-Off games that offer over 19.5 million winning tickets and more than $144 million in total cash prizes! The games, $500,000 CASH BLAST, 2019 NEW YEAR'S DOUBLER, LOTERIA, and SILVER AND GOLD, range in price from $1 to $5. All Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available for purchase within 72 hours.
The $5 game, $500,000 CASH BLAST, features six top prizes of $500,000 and more than $58 million in total cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.03.
The $2 game, 2019 NEW YEAR'S DOUBLER, offers more than $32.8 million in prizes, including 16 top prizes of $30,000! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.37.
The second $2 game launching today, LOTERIA, features over $41 million in total cash prizes, including 15 top prizes of $30,000! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.50.
For just $1, players can win up to $5,000 instantly with SILVER AND GOLD! There are over 4 million winning tickets totaling more than $12.2 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.88.
Scratch-Offs are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 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 $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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