The Florida Lottery is “hot” right now, with new games, bigger prizes, and more winners. If you’re looking for information about our games, how to become a retailer, or how the Florida Lottery maximizes its funds to contribute to education, you’ve come to the right place.
On this site you’ll find winning numbers, prize payouts, game information, and even a detailed breakdown of the Lottery’s contributions to public education, by county since its inception. You can also learn about the history of the Florida Lottery, special events and how to apply to become a member of the Florida Lottery team. Under the “Games” link you’ll find all the tools you’ll need to play all of the Florida Lottery scratch-off and online games. Future winners can see what’s in store by visiting our “Winners” page. When you play, we all win. When you visit the “Education” pages you find out about our education programs such as Bright Futures, Teen Trendsetters, and the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative.
The Florida Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenues for the enhancement of public education in Florida. With this focus, the Florida Lottery has not only kept its promise as a committed partner in education, but has also operated as a distinguished and outstanding business enterprise.
In fiscal year 2004-2005, the Florida Lottery transferred more than $1 billion to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund. For the third time in the Florida Lottery’s 17-year history the agency surpassed the billion-dollar mark in a single year, thereby pushing The LotterGroup of Graduatesy’s total contribution since start-up to more than $15 billion. Although that size contribution is only a small part of the state’s overall education budget, the impact of the Florida Lottery on public education flows from community to community.
In this section of the Florida Lottery Web site you can find information about Lottery-funded Bright Futures Scholarships, education contributions by the Florida Lottery in your county, Governor Bush’s Mentoring Partnership and Just Read, Florida!
Winners Florida lotto
heelah Ryan of Winter Springs made history when she won a then record $55.16 million. FLORIDA LOTTO™ jackpot in 1988. Ryan was the Florida Lottery’s 10th FLORIDA LOTTO.
Ryan, 63 at the time, used her good fortune to help others. She established the Sheelah Ryan Foundation Inc., to help abused women, provide scholarships to Seminole County students, pay for job training programs and provide Meals on Wheels for the elderly.
Her gracious generosity prompted the Florida Lottery to name its winners lounge the “Sheelah Ryan Winners’ Lounge”, a tribute to a single winner who continues to make a difference in the lives of Floridians.
Ryan, of Seminole County, died in 1994 at age 69. Ryan’s foundation continues to display her philanthropic vision.
MEET THE WINNERS
Florida Lottery Winner 1
Jarratt William, of Bradenton, held one of three top prizewinning tickets in the Dec. 11, 2005, FANTASY 5 drawing. The winning numbers were: 11 – 13 – 19 – 26 – 35. William, who is 48, purchased his winning ticket at Circle K, located at 5104 Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. He collected his $93,448.15 prize at the Tampa District Office.
Florida Lottery Winner 2
Frank Leves, of Madeira, won a $1,046.50 prize in the MEGA MONEY drawing held Nov. 29, 2005. Leves matched three numbers plus the MEGABALL. The winning numbers were: 02 – 23 – 26 – 41 and the MEGABALL was 14. Leves purchased his winning ticket at Publix, located at 662 E. Welch Causeway in Madeira Beach. He collected his prize at the Tampa District Office.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Florida Lottery Winner 3
Shane Lightfoot, of New Port Richey, won a $1,000 prize in the Florida Lottery’s INSTANT PAYDAY game. Lightfoot, who is 23, purchased his winning ticket at Hess Express, located at 13508 State Road 54 in Odessa. He collected his prize at the Tampa District Office.
Florida Lottery Winner 4
Donna Wilson, of Lakeland, won a $1,000 prize in the Florida Lottery’s GOLD RUSH game. Wilson purchased her winning ticket at Alamo Quick Mart, located at 4607 S. Florida Avenue in Lakeland. She collected her prize at the Tampa District Office.