Players Have Second Chance To Win With Florida Lottery’s New Scratch Games

Written By Aleeyah Jadavji on January 27, 2023
Florida Lottery's new scratch games offer second chance at winning

The Florida Lottery has introduced four new Gold Rush Doubler scratch-off games. Players can collect more than $540 million, with prizes ranging from $10,000 to $2 million. 

And there’s an added promotion through Feb. 23. Players can enter Pick Daily Game, Cash Pop, Cash4Life and Fantasy 5 tickets along with non-winning Gold Rush Doubler scratch tickets into the Daily Doubler Bonus Play Promotion for a shot at instant wins up to $50. There will also be 100 winners per day randomly chosen to win the Daily Doubler prize of $100.

New scratch games include $1, $2, $5 and $10 tickets

Florida Lottery sales set a record of $9.23 billion in the 2021-22 fiscal year. It’s the 11th straight year the state lottery set a new record.

Here is a look at the four new price points of the Gold Rush Doubler:

  • $10 Gold Rush Doubler: $261-plus million in cash prizes; eight $2 million prizes (Odds: 1-in-3.45)
  • $5 Gold Rush Doubler: $188-plus million in cash prizes; 28 $1 million prizes (Odds: 1-in-3.98)
  • $2 Gold Rush Doubler: $67-plus million in cash prizes; 36 $100,000 prizes (Odds: 1-in-4.69)
  • $1 Gold Rush Doubler: $22-plus million in cash prizes; 72 $10,000 prizes (Odds: 1-in-4.88)

The addition of these new scratch-off games and price points should be a welcomed addition to the already flourishing range of lottery games. Records continue to be set in Florida, and there’s no sign of slowing down.

Record-setting education funding from Florida Lottery

Florida’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) was the big winner in FY 2021-22. It collected a whopping $2.3 billion from lottery sales. The EETF has received more than $42 billion over its lifetime.

Around 25.5% of lottery sales are transferred to the EETF. The Florida Legislature and the Florida Department of Education determine distribution of the funds to the public education system. Remaining lottery revenue goes to winners and also bonuses to the retailers that sell winning tickets. Around 1% goes to operational costs, among the lowest in the country.

Looking at the 2022-23 fiscal year (July 1 through June 30), numbers are already impressive. Sales reached $1 billion just 38 days into the year. The Florida Lottery also anticipates sending more than $2 billion again to the EETF this year.

Florida Lottery celebrates 35 years

The Florida Lottery celebrated its 35th anniversary earlier this month. Lottery Secretary John F. Davis said nothing would change as the department moves forward.

“It’s been an exciting 35 years, and we are celebrating with a renewed focus on our education mission and commitment to providing fun and entertaining games for our players so that Florida’s students will continue to benefit for years to come.”

The lottery continues to break records, with the education system being the biggest beneficiary. 

One of the Lottery’s biggest accomplishments is sending close to 1 million students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has awarded over $85 billion in prizes, and more than 3,500 people have become millionaires.

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Aleeyah hails from Toronto, Ontario in Canada, and has worked predominantly in the poker industry since 2015. From writing articles to interviewing big winners and live reporting on poker's biggest stages, she's seen it all. Aleeyah loves to cook and create content to showcase her passion for food and travel. She also loves sriracha and doesn't trust anyone that believes it's not a top-tier condiment.

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