New Florida Lotto Features Bigger Prizes, Better Odds & New Look For Flagship Game
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Lottery’s flagship Draw game, FLORIDA LOTTO has a new look, bigger prizes, better odds, and a new price.
Some of the new features players will see included a prize multiplier included on every ticket that automatically increases non-jackpot cash prizes by 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, or 10X, and a free ticket prize for matching 2 of 6 numbers.
There’s also a new add-on feature called Double Play that gives players a chance to win up to $250,000 in an additional drawing held immediately after the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing using the same numbers and multiplier from a player’s FLORIDA LOTTO ticket.
The overall odds for the new base game are better due to the additional prize level and the prize multiplier included on every ticket guarantees bigger prizes at the non-jackpot cash prize levels.
The price of a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket has also increased from $1 to $2 per play; players have the option to add Double Play for $1 more per play and/or EZmatch for the chance to win up to $500 instantly for $1 more per play.
The next Florida Lotto drawing is Saturday, October 10 and 11:15 p.m., with a $7 million jackpot.
That drawing and other Florida Lottery drawings air during the CBS4 News at 11 because CBS4 is your official Lottery station.
The Florida Lottery’s flagship Draw game, FLORIDA LOTTO has a new look, bigger prizes, better odds, and a new price.
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Such is the case for the twice-weekly Florida Lotto game which, starting Thursday, Oct. 8, will now cost $2, matching the price of nationally played Mega Millions and Powerball tickets.
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All three offer an optional dollar investment to earn even more cash.
The new version of the Florida Lotto game “will offer players bigger prizes and better overall odds,” according to lottery officials. A new logo and draw show also will be unveiled for Saturday night’s initial drawing.
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Among the new features are a prize multiplier on every ticket, a new prize level for matching 2-of-6 numbers, and a new add-on feature that gives players the chance to win up to $250,000 in additional cash prizes for the extra $1 investment.
Wednesday’s jackpot, the last of its current kind, has a $6.25 million jackpot.
Since introducing the Florida Lotto game in 1988, it has generated more than $8 billion for Florida’s students and schools, according to officials.
The game has had more than 401 million winning tickets totaling more than $10.3 billion in prizes. Additionally, the lotto game alone has created more than 1,000 millionaires.
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Starting Thursday, Oct. 8, the new version of Florida Lotto begins