The Florida Lottery announced today that daily drawings are being temporarily suspended, but stressed that players should keep their tickets. Makeup daily drawings will take place as soon as possible after the potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Irma have passed. Players already holding tickets will still be eligible to win.
Governor Scott’s Executive Order #17-235, and the Lottery’s Executive Order #17-0001 dated September 10, 2017, allows for prudent actions to be taken, including the temporary suspension of business operations, as necessary to ensure the health and safety of all Floridians.
“During this state of emergency, Governor Scott has made it clear that taking care of Florida’s families is his top priority. We at the Florida Lottery share his passion and are doing all we can to ensure the community and our employees remain safe,” said Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell.