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The Florida Lottery Division of Security is a fully authorized law enforcement agency focused on protecting the integrity of the Florida Lottery and ensuring that its statutory responsibilities (Chapter 24, Florida Statutes) and commitments to honesty, accountability and service first are fulfilled. The Division of Security provides eight distinct services, for which the Division must prepare, protect, prevent, and respond to administrative and operational calls-for-service, fraud, other nefarious activity, and/or complaints that may jeopardize the integrity of the Florida Lottery.

The following are the eight distinct services:

  • Administrative
  • Background Investigations and Intelligence Services
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Forensic Laboratory
  • Draw Management
  • Facilities Security
  • Continuity of Operations & Safety Services
  • Florida Mutual Aid

Staff members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance by calling (850) 487-7730 or (850) 487-7752.


To be recognized as the premier lottery security division in the nation by providing a comprehensive range of services to meet the law enforcement, investigative and security needs of the Florida Lottery and the citizens of the State of Florida.


To ensure the security and integrity of the operation of the Florida Lottery.

Lottery Scams

Every day, criminals find new ways to scam victims out of money. Floridians have fallen prey to con artists claiming to be Florida Lottery winners who are unable to collect their prize. Most often, the con artists offer to "sell" the winning ticket to the victim, or ask their victim to collect the money for them. When the victim agrees, they are asked for money or other valuables as a "deposit." Once the con artists have the victim's money, they disappear.

The Florida Lottery offers these helpful tips to avoid being scammed:
  • NEVER redeem a Florida Lottery ticket for someone you don't know.
  • NEVER give your credit card numbers over the phone to anyone promising Florida Lottery cash prizes or memberships.
  • NEVER accept a collect phone call from someone claiming to be a Florida Lottery official.
  • NEVER respond to a letter or phone call from someone who offers you a guarantee of winning a prize. The Florida Lottery does not guarantee you a prize, only a chance of winning if you buy a legal ticket.
  • ONLY participate in a "lottery pool" with people you trust. If you have questions about "lottery clubs," please call the Florida Lottery Division of Security at (850) 487-7730.
  • ONLY buy Florida Lottery tickets from authorized retailers.

Security Contacts

Security Office

Phone: (850) 487-7730

(850) 487-7752

Mailing Address:
Florida Lottery
Division of Security
250 Marriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Director of Security

Ron Cave

Deputy Director of Security

Jeff Merritt

Deputy Director of Operations

Carl Herold

Manager of Integrity and Accreditation

Gina Blanton

Criminal Investigations

Kristina Reis

Forensics and Laboratory Services

Don Mardis

Intelligence and Backgrounds

Jeannette Austin

Facility Security

Gordon Sasser

Continuity of Operations and Safety Services

Carl Herold

Bias-Based Profiling Policy

Sworn members of the Division will not engage in the practice of bias-based profiling. Citizens are guaranteed equal protection under the law and the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Sworn members of the Division will carry out their enforcement responsibilities in a manner that respects these rights and upholds the dignity of all persons.

Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

Law Enforcement Accreditation

The Division of Security is an accredited state law enforcement agency, accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).

Amber Alerts

The State of Florida has established the Florida Amber Plan to broadcast critical information regarding missing or abducted children. In 2002, the Florida Lottery joined as a partner in the Florida Amber Alert System in an effort to assist law enforcement agencies in child abduction cases. Time is of the essence in disseminating critical information regarding a missing or abducted child. The Florida Lottery, Division of Security, acts in a liaison capacity between the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), other Divisions within the Lottery and all Lottery Retailers.

Winning Numbers

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Next Jackpot:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

$220 Million

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

$262 Million

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

$2.5 Million

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Monday, July 24, 2017

$1,000/Day for Life

Friday, July 21, 2017


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

$1.6 Million

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