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Tallahassee, Florida -- Florida Lottery officials report for the first time its 25-year history, over $74 million in Scratch-Off tickets were sold last week.
This is the fifth straight week the Florida Lottery has reportedly broken its all time sales record. The newest record breaks the previous sales mark by $5.7 million.
Officials say the Florida Lottery is believed to be only the third lottery-selling state to have weekly Scratch-Off sales top the $70 million mark in addition to New York and Massachusetts.
Last week's sales were led by the Lottery's newest $20 Scratch-Off game, $3,000,000 FLAMINGO FORTUNE, which launched on Tuesday, March 5. The $25 MILLIONAIRE Scratch-Off game followed closely behind with more than $8.5 million in sales.
Also contributing to this week's record was "Florida Lottery Day at The Villages" held this past Saturday, showcasing the new $3,000,000 FLAMINGO FORTUNE. More than $70,000 was generated in ticket sales due to the thousands of players who participated in this event.
The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through vending machines or counter displays at more than 13,000 retailers statewide. Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, making up approximately 58 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $495 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2011-12.