Florida Lottery provides educational funding for Florida’s school children. The proceeds from Florida Lottery ticket sales are transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) and appropriated by the Florida Legislature. The lottery is involved in programs like Classrooms First and Classrooms for Kids, mentoring programs, literacy programs and many more. The lottery is committed to the state as a community. If prizes are unclaimed 80% of the sum is transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
FL Lottery tickets cannot be sold over the Internet, mail, phone or fax. Lottery winners cannot be anonymous. By law the Lottery has to provide a winner’s name, city of residence, game won, date won and sum won to any third party who requests the information. Yet FL Lottery winners’ home addresses and telephone numbers are confidential. In terms of prize claiming and their rules you should know that sums between $600 to $250,000 can be claimed at any FL Lottery District office or Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee; winnings of $600 or more require the completion of a FL Lottery Winner Claim Form and an Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification” form; and winnings bigger than $250,000 must be claimed at FL Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Winning numbers all off games are showed on local TV stations where you can also see the lottery playing games live. The drawing times are Eastern Standard Time (PM) 7:57, 11:00 and 11:15 depending on the game playing. You can check your numbers online at