Sales of Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets have reached a record high. The lottery sold over $78.5 million worth of tickets last week, beating their previous weekly sales record by $4.5 million.
According to lottery officials sales of Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets have even surpassed those of the New York Lottery (the highest selling US lottery) for the last four weeks.
The reason for the increased interest in scratch-off games has been partly attributed to a spate of recent big wins, including a $3 million win, by a Miami resident; and a $1 million win in Greenacres.
The Florida Lotto Wednesday night draw also offers players the chance to win a sizable chunk of lotto cash because the jackpot rolled over at the weekend and the present jackpot is an estimated $11 million.