FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY URGES PLAYERS TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY
AND PLAY SAFE DURING COVID-19 CLOSURES
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery is continuing to actively monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and is taking necessary precautions to help keep its employees, players, retailers, and vendors as safe as possible. We are encouraging everyone to live responsibly and play safe during this unprecedented time by following the tips below:
To minimize exposure as much as possible, all Lottery offices closed to the public on March 23 and remain closed until further notice. During this closure, all player and retailer services are being conducted via phone, email, and mail.
Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to mail them to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a Florida Lottery district office to claim their prize. Additionally, all claim deadlines have been extended by 90 days, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets until offices reopen to the public. For information on how to claim a Lottery prize during this office closure, visit www.flalottery.com/closures.
Health and safety are our number one priority. For additional safety tips and the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Florida, visit www.floridahealthcovid19.com.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $36 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $68 billion in prizes and made more than 2,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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