Tag: Powerball

Staff ReportsOctober 25, 2018
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2min438
Billed as the “fourth largest in U.S. lottery history,” the jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has reached an estimated $750 million, the Florida Lottery announced Thursday. The jackpot “has rolled 21 times since Aug. 15, generating more than $42.1 million in contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF),” the Lottery said in a […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 7, 2016
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3min417
The Florida Lottery set “an all-time record high” of $467 million in ticket sales for August, the agency announced. This comes after the agency reported having the best-ever July — the first month of the state’s fiscal year — for sales. In a Tuesday press release, the Lottery said the August figure also was roughly five […]

Jim RosicaJuly 18, 2016
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5min226
If voters approve a proposed constitutional amendment on gambling, will Floridians no longer be able to play Mega Millions? That’s the question being asked by opponents of the citizen initiative behind the Voter Control of Gambling amendment. Specifically, the amendment aims to give voters more control over the expansion of gambling in the state. The amendment is now before […]

Martin DyckmanApril 15, 2016
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9min215
If only the Florida Constitution included a provision like this: (1) Members of the Legislature who vote for measures subsequently held unconstitutional shall be liable jointly and severally for all attorney fees and costs as established by the court. (2) Failure to pay such liabilities within 60 days of final judgment shall constitute disqualification for […]

Martin DyckmanApril 14, 2016

9min228
If only the Florida Constitution included a provision like this: (1) Members of the Legislature who vote for measures subsequently held unconstitutional shall be liable jointly and severally for all attorney fees and costs as established by the court. (2) Failure to pay such liabilities within 60 days of final judgment shall constitute disqualification for […]

Jim RosicaDecember 23, 2015
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3min222
Higher Cash 3 and Play 4 sales, as well as increased scratch-off ticket sales, have led to a growth in Florida Lottery revenue, according to the state’s economic forecasters. Total ticket sales were $79 million over estimate for July-November of this year, the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference reported on Dec. 8. At the same time, […]


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