Resulting in More Than $35 Million Generated for Florida Education!
The Florida Lottery today announced that Scratch-Off ticket sales for the week ending February 28, 2021, exceeded $193.5 million, setting a new industry record for the highest single-week Scratch-Off sales of any Lottery in the country! This record-breaking Scratch-Off sales week resulted in more than $35.7 million generated for the benefit of Florida students and schools. Last week’s record-breaking sales surpassed the previous single-week Scratch-Off sales record, also held by the Florida Lottery, of $149.8 million for the week ending March 1, 2020.
“By launching new Scratch-Off games with a variety of play styles and price points, we are giving our players what they want, and the results speak for themselves,” said Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis. “This means that our players have more winning opportunities, retailers are earning higher commissions, and most importantly, more revenue is being generated for education in Florida.”
Last week’s sales were led by the new $30 BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game, with more than $25.5 million in sales, followed by the $10 GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off game, with more than $15 million in sales.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1.1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $72.5 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.