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  1. I’ve been playing the Florida lottery for 14 years and I have spent a lot of money all over the state trying to win a jackpot on the scratchers and the terminal games…But, the more I play, the less I seem to win and I’ve been playing some pick numbers for years and years, still nothing….But these endless advertisements for the Florida lottery that promotes that a person can be a Millionaire is totally laughable..There is 4 new scratch off games released every 6-8 weeks from the Florida lottery adding to the plethora of sratchoff tickets already being sold..And they all are sold on the premise that if you buy them, you could win millions and people that are hoping to get out of debt continue to fall victim to these advertisements which are technically predatory….Reality and history has proven that 85-90 percent of the players of the Florida lottery has won $500 or less in all the years of them playing the endless games..And yes the Florida lottery is A Business that was approved by the people of Florida for the benefit of education just like other states..I can’t speak for other states because I live in Florida and I believe that the Florida lottery is corrupt and has misleading advertisements to lure new players into spending hard earned money on their worthless products and I know first hand that it’s practically impossible to win jackpots from Florida lottery games especially if you live in certain places because I have many many thousands of dollars wasted on Florida lottery games…If I won back only what i have lost on the Florida lottery, I could literally buy a house in cash and my story isn’t unique by any stretch of the imagination among Florida lotto players…..But, what Interests me more than anything else concerning the Florida lottery right now is the extreme amount of players that spend an extreme amount of money on Florida lotto products and many of these people have become addicted to gambling and they can thank the Florida lotto for that addiction because there is no “fun” or “entertainment” in losing money..Another growing concern is the unusually high number of out of state jackpot winners that has been popping up nearly every month with the Florida lottery….If its practically impossible for residents of the state of Florida to win jackpot prizes on scratchoffs, why is it so routine for visitors to our state to win millions in jackpot prizes..This matter deserves a forensic independent investigation all by itself…

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  2. FL lottery is a rip off 10 and 5 dollar cards have same odds as a 2 dollar ticket what a joke and they send tickets that win to counties then after couple of months rotate to losers to suck back the money and it seems to me that they make way more losers then given prizes I understand they need to make money but there is a limit to this greed they take hopes of people to just get ahead to steal there money

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  3. Been playing ever since it came out. You either win the value of the ticket or 10 above the value
    The $30 fastest road has been playing a long time and haven’t hit anything but 30 and 40 of it I ask people coming and going they say the same thing well a few say 100.00 these are $30.00 where are the payouts? U start adding up $1.00 spent in tickets it accumulates fast start calculating $30 a lot of money but nothing coming out? Is someone monitoring Floridas lottery to make sure it’s not going in pockets of those who spend millions to get a 50k a year job?

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  4. I have played for years and have won small amounts on a regular basis. During the early days of Covid, I like everyone else was coerced into a false sense of fear and quit going out and getting tickets. Now I can’t even win a free ticket. I think they have tightened the screws to make up for lost time. I never play scratch offs anymore. I agree I have noticed somethings up. Maybe the area you live in has something to do with it as well. Like everything else in this country it may be political.

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  5. I have been playing scratch off tickets for over 10 years and up until about a year ago I won on a regular basis. Granted, the most that I ever won at one time was $500, still, that did happen occasionally. HOWEVER, about a year ago, the odds of winning SIGNIFICANTLY decreased to almost zero. I’m lucky if I win back the cost of the ticket now. As far as I’m concerned, the Florida Lottery is a TOTAL RIPPOFF now. Whoever is currently running that department should be fired immediately, (and flogged, and beaten). What a SCAM!! Anyone that I’ve talked with while buying tickets whole heartedly agrees. And I’m talking to everybody that I know or come across about this. We should totally boycott the lottery until you make it fair again.

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  6. How are tickets like 5,000,000 Luck that have been out since early 2019 and yet still so many prizes not awarded yet? The 5,000,000 Cashword has been out since May 2020 and yet the last grand prize was awarded in 12/2020? And most of these tickets will never go beyond any 3 words in one puzzle? Most I’ve ever won was $100? Something doesn’t add up here. Not to mention, notice how many of the big winners are in Northern Florida? Not places like Clearwater. Could it be possible that it’s purposely kept from more Tourist type locations to be sure they aren’t awarded to Non-Floridians and then the money isn’t spent here in the state? And don’t get me started on the whole EZ money scam. That’s a joke!

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  7. The lack of understanding of math and statistics (plus a general display of unearned entitlement) shown by some people here explains why they think that Scratchers are a scam, rather than a business run by the state of Florida.

    Show me a privately owned biz that doesn’t turn a profit, and I’ll show you an office or storefront that’s doomed to be empty of everything but dust and regret. The lottery isn’t here to make you a millionaire, it’s here to create a profit for Florida, and it does that quite efficiently.

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    • I’ve noticed this as well. I’m looking into things at the moment. It’s a Business to make money so by that being said I’m done with the lotto

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  8. Florida lottery claims that all the money we spend goes to schools I challenge this statement. If this is true then please show me one photograph where you guys have donated money to any school like you post pictures of winners please I request you to prove me wrong…

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  9. Florida Lottery is rigged for sure. In scratch off and all the daily number games. I mostly play Fantasy 5 since 2015, $ 30 a day at least. Max win was $ 137. Check their number pattern you all will figure it out. Today’s numbers are 1-4-7-8-9. Makes no sense. Btw 8 winners. LOL

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  10. The FL scratch offs are an absolute and total ripoff. I have been playing scratch offs since 2003 and up until about 2017 did ok. I played only $10 and $20 games and believe me, I NEVER went more than 2 weeks without hitting a $500 ticket…and pretty much NEVER went more than a week without hitting a $100 ticket. But I played daily and usually spent $30 – $40. No, I didn’t break even but at least I was winning enough to cover at least 50 – 60% of my losses. Then, about 3 or 4 years ago, a new dude started running the FL Lottery in Tallahassee. Within weeks, various tickets disappeared and new versions replaced them. Those “new” versions vastly reduced the chances of “winning” a $100 – $500 prize.

    We need to form an internet association whereby we build up a list of at least a half million scratch off players. We need to be a legitimate non-profit association that represents all Florida players. WE NEED A SEAT AT THE LOTTERY HQ TABLE. This crap has to stop because what is going on here is damn near out and out larceny. We should have a web page that (members could access) would give us the results of TRUE audits of the systems and games that are being played along with a very powerful voice in matters concerning exactly how this FL Lottery is spending OUR money.

    For instance, there are WAY TOO MANY scratch off tickets. There should only be 2 tickets of any denomination…..they are very expensive to print, warehouse, distribute etc. Did you know that on top of the normal money retailers receive to carry each book of tickets in their stores they also have “spiffs” that the store personnel can earn when new games are released AND if a ticket happens to be sold that pays a high dollar prize, these same dealers receive bonuses that amount to tens of thousands of dollars of MONEY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN IN THE NORMAL PRIZE POOL? This is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous all the way around.

    Bear in mind, everybody in the chain gets paid FIRST except US. Think about it: suppliers, printers, security systems, personnel and secure warehousing, UPS shipping, stores and then add the overhead costs involving FL Lottery personnel. It’s mind boggling. And we get paid the least and we get paid LAST.

    Like so many others have commented, as of this calendar year, I have gone from spending about $200 per week to ZERO…and yet, I would love to be able to play. But I have to be able to justify that play and not just be yet another sucker being taken to the cleaners.

    So, until we have a player’s association that has some teeth and is a check and balance to FL Lottery decisions, until they vastly decrease the waste of players money with way too many games, until they stop paying retailers a bonus with our prize pool money, until they get back to a simpler, HONEST experience…..well NO THANKS. I won’t play.

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  11. This biggest scam I’ve ever played are Florida scratch offs. I’ve played at least fifty of the $30 scratch offs in the past couple of months. Highest I hit was 200 on one. Most were nothing. The other few were just the face value. The last 7 I’ve played have been zero. I even switched it up and bought thirty $2 scratch offs IN A ROW. 6 were winners, OUT OF THIRTY. And they were only $2 and $4 winners. They’ve made it so bad it just isn’t fun anymore.

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  12. $40 worth of struck by luck tickets losers. Really?!!! 4 back to back losers?!!! This makes me never want to buy another scratch off in my life. What a scam

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  13. Is the Powerball in Florida fixed?? Quick pick 10 tickets no even ONE number, none, is because Florida Lottery wants to go another couple days so the jackpot goes bigger, and naturally makes more money?

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  14. Never win unless it matches the ticket cost. The last year it has been impossible. I am done

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  15. Florida scratch-off is a pure scam. The best example that I can give is their holiday cash scratch-off where it is labeled on the ticked “loaded exclusively with $50”. That means that if you were going to win at least one spot on that ticket, then your prize is $50 (i.e, loaded exclusively with $50). While walking on the street, I saw a holiday cash ticket on the ground with three winning spots. But was each of them $50 as it says on the ticket? No, each was only $10. Add these together, the total winning price is $30, which is less than $50. Yet, it should have been $150 instead. This example clearly shows that Florida Lottery is involved in fraudulent activities. When they scam people during holidays, how can you not expect them to scam people during ordinary times with their ordinary tickets?

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  16. If it’s not rigged it might as well be. I have played lottery in no less than 10 states, Florida by far gives me the strongest feeling of knowing you’re not going to win on any scratcher. Many of you mentioned breaking even and are on point. The law should not allow a break even win to be considered a win and that would force the lottery companies to make a win at least $1 above the scratch ticket price. To be fair to Florida Lottery (not that it’s deserved) I know 1 person who won a million bucks on a $5 scratch ticket. Remember, play for fun, not for an investment. LMAO! Nobody loses money and does it for fun.

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  17. Bought 5 tickets 3 “winning tickets” paid me the same as the ticket was worth they are just getting greedy at this point…

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  18. Just let it go guys. There is no such thing as huge cash prizes in lotteries across the U.S. and the so-called “big winners” of lotteries are fake and work for the lottery or are people who paid to lie and say they won so that the public keeps chucking in the money. All there is in lotteries are low cash prizes of $1.00 -$10,000. There are no $100,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000 or higher cash prizes in lotteries. Trust me, I know, I have been playing and have spent high thousands and have never won more than $500 in playing the Florida Lottery. It’s all a money flip scam. Start a business. It is the only way to make the big bucks these days.

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  19. I’ve noticed that duplicate numbers on scratch offs are non-existent, does anybody know if they discontinued them? Instant wins are also a joke, nothing like getting 10X $1.00 on a $10.00 ticket to tick you off! This is the norm now and it’s happened so frequently that I rarely play. It’s not fun anymore when you know you don’t have a fair chance of winning because FL Lottery changed the game.

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  20. Never win. If you do it matches what the ticket cost. State is stealing from its people

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  21. There used to be a winner on every fourth ticket and the scratch offs. Even if it was just a free ticket. For the last few years it’s been declining rapidly now you’re sure to buy a piece of worthless cardboard for 5 10 $20 or even $30. Inflation has hit as bad enough…. People need to know they have a chance to win before they spend any more of their hard-earned money on this crap that they call you might get lucky. 😭

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  22. A few years ago I could regularly get a win from a ticket when purchasing several at a time. Now, it is so, so rare to get a winning ticket of any denomination. And, even if it is a win, it is never more than twice the amount I paid for a ticket. Sometimes I do experience long stretches when I do not win anything, but now the losses are pretty consistent. What I don’t understand is why … why are they making it so much harder to win? Is the commission so hard up for cash they need to make pay-offs smaller and less frequent? The tragedy is it will never get better … short changing scratch-off winners is profit for them … and the way to increase profit is by continuing to give winners less and less. Sad.

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  23. I don’t understand it doesn’t matter what tickets I buy how much it cost your winnings are very very very very very very very very very slllllllllllllllllim to none on a lucky ticket. you might you might!!!! And that’s a might u will break even. and omg don’t let me get to the number pick. I have come up with some great numbers and came close well in my eyes to hit 2 numbers off on same row and some strange reason the same people who is the lucky winner always be in NY and Washington or some strange part of FL and I believe numbers are being switched you could be a winner but they will offset your winning numbers and make you believe that you didn’t win but in reality you would be a huge winner if they didn’t manipulate the numbers you could have thought of numbers 10-12-13 (2) play them. when they come out the winning numbers will be 10-15-13-4 but if they didn’t manipulate the number. 10-12-13-2 will be your winning 🎟 but instead you will win $4 and a free ticket what a shame if they do that. Mind manipulation!!! we spend our hard earned money to play just to be treated like garbage and let downs. much money we put in we deserve to hit big sometimes!! Down to reality, we want to hit big that’s the reason we play who wants to pay money to scratch a card for fun. and I’m in no way saying that’s what’s going on but we not stupid it in plain site we are NOT!! winning

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  24. Most of the comments on this site are 100 % accurate. The odds of having even a $100.00 scratch-off win on a $ 20.00 ticket purchase have sharply decreased. My days of routinely seeing a $500.00 winning ticket ceased about 2 years ago. Trust me, I am not imagining that the odds of winning anything more than the money spent on the ticket have dwindled considerably. Elements of full disclosure, transparency, and government oversite are missing. I’ve enjoyed playing scratch off games in the past strictly for amusement and never expected to become rich through the process. But I have called a halt to contributing to some murky and mysterious alleged causes without the benefit of even being able to claim a federal income tax loss against my winnings (Unless you itemize your federal income tax deductions, I cannot claim a loss). As a matter of fact, I must claim any winnings that are at least $600.00 as ordinary income and pay taxes on the amount. Playing scratch-off games is no longer fun so I’m cutting my losses by not participating in a rigged system that is stealing my money.

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  25. You can’t see Florida lottery balls roll out anymore on the drawings at night because it’s rigged up, and also I’ve been playing fantasy 5 for a year and a half now seven days’s a week same five numbers of my choice and I have never won anything besides a free ticket

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  26. Won on a scratch off. It’s been 3 months and still waiting for check. Keeps saying limited staff and way behind. Now check supposedly has been sent, but they just put it in the mail with no way to track it. It’s near impossible to get a straight answer, even when you go to a district office.
    Didn’t know I could go to a district office until I complained. That would have simplified and quickened the process.

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  27. Florida pays out between 20 and 30 percent on a dollar. And feel lucky if you get 20 percent. The biggest criminals in the united states.

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  28. The drawing may not be rigged but the computer generated quick pick numbers are manipulated. The quicksort algorithm tends to give out smaller numbers. Statistically, people tend to mark lower numbers on their tickets. So the overall chance will increase to win many smaller prizes rather than one large jackpot.
    It is to “make more people happy” with smaller winnings and keep them playing instead of one larger prize for one individual.

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  29. Spent.. and spent. Bought 6, 30 dollars scratch and won 30$
    Lottery was way better 5 years ago
    Not any more

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  30. Few years back I had personally witnessed Fl lottery employee confiscate open book of tickets from case, like others here And others 90+ percent loser rate. Top prize winner sign non disclosure agreements, get paid off. Fl lotto is the same as all those fake now hiring signs every corporate chain now post.

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  31. Most winnings are in South Florida in a Publix and Orlando area.

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  32. A wise relative once told me that lotteries were nothing more than “…a tax on the stupid”. I always thought that was a bit harsh…that maybe there was a more tactful way of putting it.

    However, I had to concede that there may be a bit of truth to that sentiment.

    For many people, the lottery is a losing proposition. It’s spending money on something with overwhelming odds against ever winning those coveted BIG JACKPOT prizes.

    It really should only be played as a form of entertainment.

    Some people spend $50 for a night out at the movies. Some people can easily spend several hundred dollars on an evening at a nice restaurant. The lottery is no different. In each of these cases, you’re buying a product. In the case of the movie, the product is (hopefully) a couple of hours of escapism. At a restaurant, the product is (hopefully) a delicious and enjoyable meal. With the lottery, the product is the momentary anticipation and hope that maybe you can overcome the odds and win something, maybe something life changing.

    That’s it.

    There’s no guarantee that you’ll like the movie. There’s no guarantee that you’ll enjoy the dinner. And there’s obviously no guarantee that you’ll win anything at all when you play the lottery.

    But the winning (if it ever happens) is just a nice by-product of the ACTUAL product…the real reason you bought the ticket in the first place: hope and the temporary escape of imagining what life would be like if you did win.

    It’s a form of entertainment. If it wasn’t based on random luck, we’d all be professional lottery players…probably not the best career move.

    Bottom line: it’s not “fair”. It never will be. You may buy thousands of tickets over decades of playing…and then you end up reading the story of the teenager who bought his first lottery ticket on his eighteenth birthday and won a $5-million jackpot. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?

    That’s because fairness has nothing to do with it. It’s pure chance. Nothing more than luck.

    You can analyze the statistics and crunch the numbers if you want and calculate that you should win “X” number of dollars for every “X” number of tickets played. The lottery even does that for you on the back of each scratch off ticket. But it’s just not an accurate picture of reality. If it wouldn’t be so terrible for business, they could throw in a disclaimer right under those “Overall Odds” stats…something like “These are technically accurate statistics, but your chances of winning anything substantial are just as good/bad whether you buy just one ticket or a thousand tickets.”

    But I can’t fault them for NOT doing that. Their job, after all, is to sell as many tickets as possible, and it would be terrible marketing for them to say “Yeah, our product sucks.”

    The product they’re selling is the dream…the momentary escapism. The sheets of paper you buy are just the method of delivery of that momentary dream.

    Having said all that, the reason I give it four stars above is because (believe it or not) sometimes those dreams DO actually become reality.

    I know this to be true on a personal level. Several years ago, I won a Fantasy 5 jackpot that ended up being north of $70,000 after splitting it with a few people. Though it wasn’t as life changing as a $100-million winner, I have to say that it was awfully nice. Pretty crazy holding that little piece of paper in my hands and seeing the numbers printed on the ticket match what I was seeing online at the FL Lottery website. That part was absolutely entertaining!

    I was just lucky. I stopped by a gas station on the way home, got some gas and picked up a $5 ticket. That was it. I had spent maybe $500 on lottery tickets in my life…total. I completely admit that it wasn’t fair…it wasn’t unfair either. It was just…luck.

    I keep playing from time to time. For fun. And most of the time, I get nothing more than those few minutes of thinking “…what if it happened?” before scratching a worthless piece of paper and tossing it in the garbage. Every so often I will hit something…like $500 just a week ago on a $10 ticket. Handing those to the cashier is definitely more entertaining than chucking them in the garbage!

    But I always take them for what they really are…not a scam. Not rigged. Not a skill that can be learned. They’re just a couple of minutes of dreaming “…maybe this is the big one.” And sometimes, that’s entertaining for me.

    And trust me…if you happen to be in the right place at the right time – and luck strikes, it will be VERY entertaining when you take that ride to the FL lottery office.

    The last thing I’ll mention is that playing with more money than you can afford to lose is not entertainment. That just ends up being desperation…and that’s completely the opposite of fun.

    I realize that some folks who really NEED the money from a jackpot…or even a $100 or $500 win may pin a lot of hopes on the lottery and I have nothing but empathy for them. I absolutely hope that luck is truly on their side…but if they end up playing the last $50 that particular week and come out at $0 winnings, then not only is their entertainment over for the day…but they’re left wondering what they can do to get back that $50 that they really needed.

    Don’t judge those folks. Please. Desperation can cause a lot of people to make decisions that they might not make if they weren’t desperate to begin with. And it’s tough to know exactly what desperation might make you do if it was on your doorstep. It’s easy to judge. It’s a lot harder to empathize. But empathy wins – every time.

    Maybe that’s part of the reason I have a hard time hearing that the lottery is a “…tax on the stupid.”

    That…and the fact that I didn’t really feel that stupid when I deposited a $70,000 check from the FL lottery. 😉

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    • You’re right about one thing… your chances of winning a reasonable amount on a scratch ticket is “pure and simple luck.” In The State of Florida, you’ll most likely experience nothing but PURE BAD LUCK by purchasing a scratch-off lottery ticket. W.C. Fields in a 1941 movie remarked, “Never give a sucker an even break.” It seems that the Florida lottery Gods have taken W. C. Field’s sediment to heart. The deck has been stacked against winning by the same servants that have an ethical fiduciary obligation to operate a fair lottery system where a sucker (ME) is given an even break.

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  33. I really don’t understand why it takes 30 to 45 days to receive your winnings check. That is just crazy. You can mail something out of the country quicker than that. No wonder people stopped buying tickets.

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  34. I am not sure how anyone thinks that FL Lottery is rigged? That makes zero sense, you do know that you can request to be present at the drawings? I have done pretty well playing the Lottery and even won in the 2nd chance promotion with just 5 entries.

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    • Because it is. The comments are a reflection of people that have played and noticed the obvious changes in the last couple of years.

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  35. Fantasy 5”. EZmatch is not worth purchasing it is computer controlled. It starts at 500.00 then 250.00 then when one of your numbers wins the winning amount is 2.00 or 3.00. Fantasy 5 EZmatch is rigged. People do not waft your money on the ezmatch

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    • This state of Florida is so rigged, dishonest and a scam! Just like the Gov and mayor. The scratch off winners are mostly in ONE store. And it’s NOT PUBLIX! That’s if you are lucky enough to even win! I will never buy another ticket! I am DONE!!! All dishonest people and businesses in Florida!

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      • The majority ARE won at Publix. In South Florida.

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  36. So many times the dates are WRONG. The date should be March 31st today. But, they are not, the winning numbers shown and the date are from days ago. Today is April first. Regrettably, this is not an April Fool’s joke. And, it happens OFTEN. I have learned to always check the dates first. Then, I go to another state to check the Powerball and Mega Millions winning numbers. Have real winners not noticed that the dates are wrong and not gotten their prizes? Must have happened to too many. This is the same lottery that ruined the Dollar lotto game by doubling the price (during a pandemic!) and made it confusing with 2 winning numbers. Get new leadership. New management. Some oversight. Fire everyone in charge of the site and hire a proofreader.

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  37. Just curious to why the drawing changed? When I was a kid you could clearly see the ball roll down and they would have to turn the ball by hand to face the camera now the ball just appears can’t see it rolling down at all

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    • It’s because the numbers aren’t actually randomly draw physically from a pool of balls anymore..what happens is the numbers are “randomly” drawn by a computer a few minutes earlier. The balls are then selected that match the computer’s numbers and fed off camera into the tube. It’s such b.s. Being drawn by a computer is so open to manipulation it’s not even funny. They claim the computer is in no way connected to the internet so it can not know what numbers have been selected by the population of players that day. I call b.s. in that because they could be getting around that with a technicality. Say..the computer that randomly draws the numbers may NOT be directly connected to the internet. but it could be connected via bluetooth to a computer that is. It could easily calculate what numbers have been selected by the population and basenuts “random” drawings off of that. Just look at Pick 5 let’s say in particular. Almost every single drawing the total prizes paid out are under 25k..often much less..that means out the MILLIONS of tickets played that drawing almost NEVER does someone hit 5 numbers straight because the minimum payout on a straight win is 25k..all box wins..which strikes me as VERY ODD. I think the computer avoids “randomly” drawing sets of numbers that have been played that would result in multiple people winning a straight. I have NEVER seen a Pick 5 payout total in the 100’s of thousands. Yet..I know for a fact that MANY people play sets of Pick 5 numbers 5x-10x..you mean to tell me NONE of those players have ever hit??? Not once??? I call b.s.

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  38. Everyone that has anything to do with the Florida lottery including the inspector general, should be sitting in federal prison for at least 15 years.

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  39. I recently played the second chance jackpot game. I have played second chance drawings drawing before but never won anything. I entered over 260 entries. Did not even in a lower-tier prize. I am all done with these second chance drawings. Only thing I can come up with is that it is a big scam.

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    • I had almost 2K entries in second chance and still didn’t win a dime! 1000 another time and 800 another time, not one penny!

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  40. Florida lottery is a 100% Scam!
    I submitted 100 entries for the second prize drawing and saw the jackpot on the last day go over 900K! Upon waiting for the winners and expecting to at least win the $5K at the very least. I saw some weird guy named Justin Turner in a city just northeast of Orlando New Smyrna Beach, FL as the winner for $823,217.94. The jackpot was definitely over 900k first off and second I never heard of this town because it definitely not a well-known spot like Broward County or Orlando, and other big cities because well it would then be too easy to identify the crooked lottery dealers from grabbing our money and making up these bogus ass winners!

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  41. I agree the new gold rush tickets suck cause I buy them all the time and win nothing even my money back and I buy the 10$ ones and 30$ ones and I get nothing it’s a scam!!!

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  42. 3 years ago I won $1,000 on a $5 scratch off. Since then I’ve got nothing but a succession of losers. Today I took my gold scratch coin that Florida gave me when I hit $1,000 on a 5$ scratch off, and threw it in the garbage outside of a convenience store. I’m done with you Florida Lottery you can take some other fools money, you’ve parted me from mine for long enough.

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  43. I have played Florida lottery off and on since it started, and now all I see is losers, Odds are against you. in the beginning it was a lot better with better odds, now you might as well throw your money in the street. also, my taxes have done nothing but increase while lottery and Florida government gets fat, I see nothing but Florida debt, so stop the buying and save your money . also remember those scratch off games are as far from truth about winning as it gets, ticket says have a chance to win big money but the game may have already have sold the few top prizes for that game, and all you get is a free ticket, odds change and should be told before purchase, so you waste time and energy going back to the store to get another ticket that’s probably another free ticket or loser waste of time and money .. if it was my game and I was selling and doing this I would be jailed for fraud, so who is the real winner ..FLORIDA LOTTERY. YES A SCAM

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  44. I totally agree. The only other thing that would make me happier is to see everyone of these greedy individuals arrested, prosecuted, and then have each of their mug shots put up on a billboard sign all over the great state of Florida. It’s not just in our great, well it used to be, but NC, just to mention. There it’s called the NC education lottery. When I moved there in 2017, teachers were being laid off, schools were closing, and education was at its worst in years. But the lottery was doing just fine. Like everything else that involves money, there’s always some greedy, speedball politicians behind every one of them. Racking in the Dow and then lying about it. But trust me. Oh yes there’s money out there.. and it’s not going to education, or to the state highways, or to some good to hell citizens of what state it’s in..nope..it’s being used to pay the bank accounts of politicians, abc lottery officials.. Carma. Y’all ever hear of that word?? Well, you will!!! God will see to it!

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  45. I just purchased 12 $3 tickets in a row. Not one winner. I purchased 10 of the new Gold Rush Supreme $10 tickets I won on one of them. I have lost 90% of my money that I have bought scratch off tickets with. I have never seen anything like this in my life, Florida scratch offs are worse than Georgia. And I thought Georgia was bad. I used to win in Florida when I lived here two years ago. Now I’ve come down on vacation and in one week I haven’t won anything and I spent $800. I have not won anything, above the face value of a ticket. Florida scratch offs do not pay more than the face value of a ticket unless you’re one of the rare Big Winners. It’s horrible save your money don’t buy a single thing from the scam.

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  46. They keep putting out new tickets such as the gold rush supreme which claims odds of one in 4.69. So I bought 10 $2 tickets. Won $4 on ONE of the 10 which does not align with the odds on back of ticket. Basically your odds of winning the new cold rush-hour one in 10. Lies. Scam

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  47. Really Florida Lottery? I have hit 5X now on 4 different $5 tickets to see a $2.00 prize underneath for a $10 win. The minimum prize should be $5. Do not put 5X on a ticket to only pay $5 or $10. I play frequently and they are all low amounts. I think it’s such a scam. The second tier prizes do not even exist. Fraudulent!!

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    • Agree with Joe. There should be no prize amounts lower than the ticket price. For example, if you buy a $5 ticket and get a 5X symbol then the least you could win should be $25.
      That’s how CT lottery works.

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  48. I’ve been playing Florida lotto for 25 yrs. It’s worse as time goes by.

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  49. Florida scratch-offs used to be worthwhile because you would sometimes get pretty lucky (especially when buying several at once). I’ve won up to $100 on a $1 scratch-off. But in the last few years since they changed their winning odds, I’ve bought easily a hundred of them and haven’t won a prize worth more than the price of the ticket (and even that is rare). Their win-ratios are a complete LIE. Don’t waste your money.

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  50. Jackpot triple play is an algorithmic scam. Very easily manipulated by F/L. Only 6 numbers can be selected by the player with the rest being computer generated. People should take notice, and not play the combo. Suckers bet. imo

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  51. Florida lotto sucks. The second chance sucks don’t waste your time it’s crap. The odds on winning scratch off suck u might get lucky but there’s a good chance you won’t. Save your money that will be better than playing the Florida lotto you will have something at if you don’t play.

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  52. $5 50X the cash got the coveted star symbol which is win all 15 prizes and double it. Well they were all $1 and $2 winners with a couple of $5 in there guess what only won $100 lmao. Stop putting $1 and $2 prizes on a $5 ticket the minimum should be $5.

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    • Yep. I finally thought I got lucky. Win all 10 prizes in a $5 scratch off and each column was $1 frikin “one”. On a $5 ticket the minimum should be $5. Nope. I won a ridiculous $10. Their liers, it’s a scam. But what I really want to know is where’s all the $$$ going. 2 weeks ago when the Powerball & Mega $ we’re over $700 mil each, the lottery commission was making enough daily to cover the payout. Where in the hecks all the other $$ going. Millions of dollars. Where is it? We all deserve better than this. Greed. Carma vs greed?
      Carma will prevail.. eventually.

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  53. The Florida Lottery is currently engaged in nothing short of racketeering and fraud

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  54. Winning top prize scratch offs seem to be skewed towards east coast and central Fl as well as multiple top tier prizes found in the same town.

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    • The Florida lottery used to be a good honest game promising to use it to supplement schools that was a LIE first lie then they used commercials to try to shame people into buying tickets because they weren’t making enough money ripping off the public then the got caught selling tickets that the big prizes were already gone and together away with doing it they had to put a disclaimer on the back of the ticket that says ALL PRIZES INCLUDING GRAND PRIZE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT TIME of PURCHASE that equates to your ticket is worthless. Now the next big lie is enter odds. BIG LIE they raised the price of a $1 00 ticket to $2.00. And changed the odds on a $10.00 ticket from 1 in 8.8 from 1 in 4.1 every time you buy a Florida lottery ticket your just linings the pockets of or duleelect officials …. Martinez was Floridas, last honest politician, we have had in a long time. Short version THE FLORIDA LOTTERY IS A FRAUD played on Florida residents by money hungry politicians. Quit playing and send them a message MAKE ITA HONESTGAME AGAIN TELL YOUR ELECTIVE OFFICIALS YOU’RE TIRED OF GETTING SCREWED OUTOF YOUR MONEY

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  55. I agree. Florida Lottery is just a huge scamming business that wants to steal people’s money without giving nothing in return. Think about it. Have you played lotto before? You waste $1000 buying these scamming tickets, and what do you get? Nothing or very little such as $10, $20, or at most $50. These little wins can never recover your loss. Florida Lottery claims that a large portion of the money that steal from people goes for education. But this is false. Almost everything goes to the pockets of those who own this scamming business. They say that they are helping education so that you won’t feel sad about wasting your money. Because of this, you will be put under the delusion that you are donating your money to education, rather than wasting it. But in fact, this is a trap or delusion that wants to keep you losing your money. It is just meant to justify your loss. See how these lotto officials want to keep you as their addict? Now, many people get tempted to play lotto because of its big prizes such as $10000 per week for life or $15 M. But they do not even know that these prizes do not exist. These prizes are only reserved for those who are the lotto officials (the top owners of this scamming industry). Playing lotto is the same thing as giving your money to a scammer.

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  56. If you think you are going to make money on the lotto you are a fool. What you are buying when you drop your 1, 5, 10 or even 30 for the most expensive scratcher is the experience of dreaming of what you will do with the winnings. Will you quit your job, leave home, buy a yacht? That’s all you get. The Dream. If you enjoy the thrill of scratching and dreaming then have at it. If you want to make money buy my book on how to make money on the interwebs.

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  57. The Florida Lotto scratchoffs SUCK lately. I have wasted an entire inheritance on these lousy scratchoffs. Now that I quit scratching them, I’ve got money!!!

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    • South West coast of Florida is a lottery abortion with over 90% losing ticket rate. The highest in the state! Why? And also tickets that have equal or less than the cost of the ticket ate NOT WINNERS!!!! Any winner should be at the very least double the cost. The return is bogus lie. I buy $20-$30 tickets regularly, the odds are +/- 1:2.5. This is a lie and should be illegal!!! Getting back what you paid is exactly equal to not playing. Therefore cannot be considered a “winning” ticket!! Greed just makes people not want to play. They need to increase winning $100+ therefore increasing participants. But greedy POS just take, take, take. The highest ticket I have ever had is $500. So in 16 losers you’re back at zero. It’s sad to see they won’t spread a little of the money around since their customers are willing to hand over cash for a piece of cardboard.

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  58. The ezmatch is fixed. Your chances of winning big would be great if the numbers were random. I just bought 2 tickets. One had 3 number matches from the OTHER ticket and that ticket had 2 ezematches from the OTHER ticket. Fixed. Scam. Someone investigate.

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  59. I notice the winners are majority whites specifically in Florida… Data show’s that more black and Hispanic and the poor are the majority of lotto players. You never see hardly Hispanics or blacks any minority win. The system is rigged to benefit only white winners. Or they just put random names and no one really wins the big jackpots.

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    • It’s funny that I read this… just the other day I was talking to a lady that has worked in convenience stores throughout Fl. She notes 2 times she knew of Hispanics winning big….. but they were illegals… so they had to get someone else to cash it for them. One of them got screwed out of the money.
      Maybe you should look at how everyone is getting screwed before you play the, oh so popular, race card.

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    • Do you think they use demographic data on ticket distribution? Who buys more lotto tix? Black, white, brown, yellow? Or is it along economic lines and not race?

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  60. The Florida lottery is one of the biggest scams around. All these tickets have no winning amounts on them. The payouts are very small in nature. Numbers 1 and 8 always follow together on tickets. Old tickets are nor being sold at retailers that still have large amounts of money on them. They put out these new tickets which have no winners at all on them. Florida has really gotten so bad with these tickets. They are just taking people’s money. Many of the retailers say customers complain to them about how bad the tickets are and they relay the information to lottery officials to no avail. Another thing, why is it that Publix has the winning tickets and your mom and pop stores don’t. Stay woke people. Publix is in with lottery officials. No 1 store can have that many winning tickets. I wished we had Rebecca back running the lottery office. When she was there we sure had a better chance of winning. The lottery head in there now needs to be gone. Send him to another state but not Georgia. Until the Florida lottery starts to produce winning tickets, I for one will not be playing.
    FLORIDA LOTTERY IS PATHETIC.

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  61. I agree. Especially in the central fla area, Orlando, Apopka, and all around 🤔😤😠😠😠

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  62. For over twenty years that I have been playing Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets, it’s the same circle game of buying Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets, going home and scratching them off, winning nothing, or $1, $2, $5, 5X $2.00, $10, $20, $50, or $100 cash prizes and then driving back to the store to cash in one or more of such embarrassing low cash prizes. Due to never winning big in playing Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets and enduring the same circle game as describe above for over twenty years and due to the many negative reviews from people on this Florida Lottery exposed website, I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as huge cash prizes on Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets. I am also a firm believer that all people who supposedly win big in playing Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets are fake big winners that either work for the Florida Lottery, or are people who are paid say $10,000 by the Florida Lottery to lie to the public about winning big so that the public will keep buying the Florida Lottery’s worthless scratch-off tickets. Thus, as a result of the above, I’m officially done playing Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets. Save your money folks and make your desired big bucks through another way that is real and that doesn’t just take all your money.

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  63. The Fl. Lottery needs new management, the Fl. Legislature should be taken DOWN. There used to be one decent winner on every deck of 10 and 20 dollar decks, maybe a hundred bucks, but they now doubled the number of tickets on a deck, and no decent winners. The worst thing the nastards did was to start putting several million dollars winners out and four or five people a year get filthy rich, and the rest of us, millions get screwed. No way should there be even a million on a five or ten dollar ticket. Rip off bastards no longer get hundreds a month from me, I get a ticket a day, and once in a great while, I break even on that ten dollar ticket that has a 5× symbol on it, and two friggin dollars under it. Screw the thieves, and screw the legislators for allowing this bullshit
    Time to vote out every legislator! EVERY ONE OF THEM. DON’T say you like your legislator and vote for the nastards again, stand he’ll up, do the right thing, stick together and lose them ALL.

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  64. Crooks… I won 2500 5 years ago when I didn’t play and now I play Everyday and haven’t won anything bigger than 500. There’s something definitely going on with the lottery they are cheap then they’re putting money in their pockets. $30 tickets and they won’t allow you to win more than your money back or maybe $10 the outright steal from the public

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  65. This is BS how can you have a $30 scratch off and all the prizes be $10,000 -$100,000 except the one spot I hit a 5x and it be $5
    And actually hit the bonus and it’s $5
    Are you kidding me
    One dollar games don’t have 1¢ prizes
    Why do $30-$20- have $5 denomination
    On them.
    I’m very unhappy with Florida lottery
    It’s a scam

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  66. I know at least 50 people who have been playing over a $100 a week for the last 20 years on scratch offs and have NEVER won over $50 bucks! These people check the website for the best odds and most remaining winning tickets available and still NEVER win anything. Wake up folks, Florida lottery scratch offs are a SCAM!!! Yes, they do have the few top prizes available because they have to POST the winners and prove that the top prizes really exist but as far as the MILLIONS of supposedly secondary and lower prizes go, they do NOT exist!!
    Florida Lottery must be INVESTIGATED!!
    It is impossible that so many people are dropping hundreds of dollars a week and never hitting a secondary prize or ANYTHING!

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  67. I like to know if the Florida lottery actually reads these bad reviews?
    Me for one who doesn’t play anymore, because of learning early on that YES, the Florida lottery is definitely rigged.
    We are talking about millions of dollars here, who would give up so easily on this, certainly not the Florida lottery!

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  68. Florida lottery is a scam and has gotten worst over the last couple of years. Most scratch offs only have $5 winners on them. If you but 10 tickets, only (maybe) 1 ticket is a $5 winner. Ever since Rebecca left the lottery office, Florida lottery has gone down hill. Every year they come out with Christmas tickets that you can’t win until almost the next Christmas. Floridians need to wake up and realize that the Florida lottery is a scam and it only fattens the pockets of who is running it, not ours. Also, if you have number 8 on any given ticket, the number 1 will also appear on that ticket. Watch your number pattern of what appears with certain numbers. I watched the pattern and figured it out. This setup ensured my research of the Florida lottery. Florida need to do an entire overhaul of the lottery system. Also, big winning tickets are not readily available to purchase when they first come out. They put 1 ticket out and it’s won most likely by someone in Miami. Then your next winning tickets are not available until around a year. These people need to stop lying to the Florida residents and just be honest and say the winning tickets are not in stores and won’t be for another year SO WE DON’T WASTE OUR MONEY!!!
    THUMBS DOWN TO FLORIDA LOTTERY.

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  69. Definitely those 10.00 crosswords, I got four and they each spelled out refuse for prize

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  70. Florida lottery is the worst lottery in the United States this is the place where lottery shouldn’t be an option, it’s a scam they take our money. Every game is a rip off. I believe they should be investigated then the power ball gets super high and it goes in other states and mega million if its Florida lottery lets keep it in Florida.

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  71. The jackpot triple play is bullshit! They need to bring back the old “Mega Millions“ back because that new Jackpot Triple Play is too confusing and I had stop playing that stupid game the 3rd week it came out. The lottery officials gotta be ashamed of themselves, especially when it comes to playing the scratch offs games: the odds of winning is zero to none and that’s ridiculous! All they do is stealing from the people of this great state…shame! Shame! Shame!

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  72. Have you ever noticed how NO big winning scratch offs are In Pinellas County?
    Same with Second Chance entries.
    If you enter losing tickets and watch the Winners on Second Chance website, they’re always on East Coast, Pompano Beach, Miami, NEVER West Coast, Largo, Clearwater.
    Oh, a few winners here and there in Pinellas Co., I even called the Lottery Commission and asked, “Don’t you put In winning tickets in Pinellas Co.?”
    Even Second Chance history for the past year shows 85% of winners are East Coast.
    My guess is their families are in those areas.
    Yeah, they need a Government Audit, what a SCAM!!!

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    • You are 10% correct. These “5x”, “10x” wins that have a $1 or $2 under them to just get a return on your ticket purchase is degrading and borderline fraudulent.

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    • You are so right I never see anyone from Pinellas win, especially FL lotto always winners down and around Miami area.

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  73. Stop scamming Florida residents. You need to have Nikki Fried investigate you. You only have winners in your inner circle and your computer analysts and number changers need to be shut down. In an honest lottery system you only use one box and don’t have four or five different boxes. You should not be allowed to touch the balls period. No text projects should be allowed. No ball rigging. There should be a game commission to monitor the people and computer systems. No delays should be allowed. There should be a live lottery channel 365 days a week that displays the balls better than you do now. You don’t give money to the schools. That’s why the teachers are crying poor mouth. Somebody needs to do an investigation and follow the money. And take what legal action is necessary.

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  74. Florida scratch off tickets get worse and worse…I don’t believe their odds for a second, they should be investigated. One state entity monitoring another…HMMMM!!!

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  75. I moved to FL from KC couple years ago…I always bought scratch offs in KC and won pretty regularly. Since moving to FL, I have spent a lot on scratch offs and can count on one hand the number of times I’ve won anything (but it’s only been $1 or $2 win) … it is pitiful the way Florida is (what I call) raping the customer. I believe there needs to be an investigation from the Commissioner to see why more people are not winning on those games! What a farce and such a rip off! Whenever I have inquired at the convenience stores asking if anyone is winning .. the answer is always the same … NO!

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  76. Save your money. The odds are against you. You go poor, they get rich. You might win, but overall you will lose. Count how much you spend, then count how much you have won.

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  77. Dont buy floriduh Lottery scratch offs- THEY SUCK!!!!!!

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  78. Is it only me, or does anyone else agree that the advertise odds of the Jackpot Triple Play for all six being right should NOT be 1:3 million, but more like 1:9 million?
    I have taken this up with the Fla Lottery Commission directly, and they produced a report that supposedly describes the statistical math to arrive at 1:3 million number, it is wrong!! Fla lottery thinks that because they give you two free plays in addition to the one you pick, the total of three number sets reduces the odds of 1:9 million down to 1:3 million, amazing math!?!?
    Do any statistics experts wish to chime in on this one?!?!
    Thanks ;
    Bruce F.

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  79. Go to casino, stop allowing Fl. Inspector general and his band of thieves to rip you off on these scratch off tickets! Too much being pair to top winners, and millions of people get screwed

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  80. At Winn Dixie, &Publix, as well as a couple 7-11 stores, in five days, I managed to spend over 1200,00 on 20, and 30 dollar scratch offs. I have figured out the problem. The lowlife scumbags and rat bastards who run lottery have raised the top prize on tickets so high, they have to screw millions of people in order to make a few filthy rich. When some asswipe does win that kind of money, he will go to Vegas, or Niagra falls, France or wherever, but no vacation in Florida, because he is probably smarter than to stay home on vacation, so Floridians get screwed by the bastards, and Florida loses.
    The Florida legislature is in dire need of replacement.

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  81. As with most of The Florida Lottery‘s games, they suck! I have stopped playing scratch tickets because of the hundreds of dollars I’ve spent thought that the most I’ve won were two dollars. Probably one The worst games is the jackpot triple play, I guess I’ve spent several hundred dollars on triple play and have not even one a single free ticket. I will no longer be playing that game either. I encourage all people Boy got the scratch tickets and the jackpot triple play until they adjust the odds of winning. I would like to know who’s pockets all this money is going into? It’s certainly not going into the players pockets!

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  82. Just disgusting buy a 05 $30.00 Gold rush ticket and not even get a penny back.

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  83. Don’t waste your money on these scratch tickets from Florida. I have scratched hundreds of tickets and I’ve never won more than a couple of bucks. I would like to know who all this money is going to. I have lived in many states and the chances of winning on scratch tickets in Florida is by far the worst I’ve ever seen. I call for a boycott on all Florida scratch tickets until they increase the number of prizes they can be won! Don’t buy Florida scratch tickets!!!

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  84. Bought 4 $30 tickets in a row and all were losing tickets. What a joke! Honestly I believe the FL Lottery is rigged. There are more losing tickets than ever before. By the way get a 10X symbol and win $2 prize on a $10 ticket what a joke!! The minimum payout should be 10X the $10. That’s how the NY lottery does it. Complete scam and they need to be exposed.

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  85. Yeah the odds are skewed it’s bullshit $30 gold rush special edition says the odds are one in 2.60 bullshit I bought six tickets in a row None were winners $180 down the drain eat my ass Florida lottery

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  86. Florida Lotto is a big time scam who is behind this big time scam who are manipulating winners there is hunger and people we all need money a list we all deserve to win a list 50000 to get off debt if the will give the opportunity people win 50.000 to many disentangle games will be amazing people will have a hope to keep going OMG Florida lotto we all need money to pay off credit card help people like me play lotto different games for last 30 years playing and never win only free ticket. This institution must to change and restructure for good not to rip-off others Please Florida lotto Helps others a list winning 50.000 that way many people get off of debt create a real game and honest game when people will WIN a list 50.000 and cancel the rest of stupid games you use to scam like Florida lotto extra like cash 3 like cash 4 like scratch games cancel the ones you create for scam be more transparent and honest Florida lotto institutions

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  87. As a previous store owner that sold Lottery, I can tell you first hand it is a scam. Years ago yes there were payouts. Today Florida is broke and the lotto is the easiest way to bring in the money they need to stay above water. This state gives out more money to scammers moving down that do not want to work. Yes, they are capable of working but why work when you get it for free. Who is going to pay for this? Not the state. Guess what keep playing lotto and keep paying for your lazy neighbor.

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  88. I moved to Florida 2 years ago and used to buy a lot of scratchers here on a regular basis until I realized what a scam it is..I have won no more than $10 all total! Needless to say, Florida lottery has lost my business ..such a racket!! The commissioner needs to do a thorough investigation on them!!!!

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  89. Yes the Fl lottery scratch off games are a joke. The odds are doubled to what they are printing on the tickets. I buy them by the book and you will have 9 winners out of 30 tickets this is $20 dollar books. Spending $600 and not even getting half back is a scam. Georgia Tennessee Texas South Carolina Missouri North Carolina and Pennsylvania are guaranteed more than half your money back when buying a full book. Do some research a d see which states have better payouts and you will see fl is one of the worst. So do a little traveling to Georgia where the odds payouts are 20% higher than Florida.

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    • Not true, GA pays 40%, $130 on a $300 book

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  90. Scratch offs are ALL $2 winning ripoffs!!! A complete waste of money and time!!! I just bought my last scratchoff ticket, I’m just going to save the money I used to spend on scratchoff and I’ll come out WAY further ahead!!!

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  91. I like the lottery draw when there are eyewitnesses otherwise I do not believe in the results of plays. That’s why, I do not play the lottery, only play the Scratch-Offs.

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  92. I believe scam is a good description of Florida as a whole. They can’t even maintain an internet site.

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  93. I play mainly Florida lottery’s pick 3 game and $30 and $20 scratch off games since 1999. My net loss in last 20 years is close to a million dollar. I used to play more than $1000 every day and used to win $290, $330 and even $5800 etc depending on my wager on a single number in a week. Even though I was a loser on a weekly basis, I used to win some of my selected numbers at least once in a week. Of course I was a compulsive gambling addict.

    But in recent years, I am just losing only not winning even a $290 when I play $100 – $500 quick picks on pick 3s. Also, I bought at least 15 – 20 books of new Gold rush classic ($20/ticket) and few books of gold rush platinum ($30/ticket) and another $5 book. None had even a $100, always lost more than half.
    Is it because I am playing from one store where there are no other players except me? To me, Florida lottery looks into the pattern of plays from each stores and sets up winning numbers. I haven’t played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at all. I know FL lottery cannot pay me every day. But I know from my experience, there’s some kind of set up going on since the leadership changed there.

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  94. The thing is all forms of gambling is bad lotto, sports, casinos ext whatever money u have to throw away invest it into something besides a scam don’t be so ready to get rich quick so if u are gambling u are a looser 98% of the time people have no patients in America why u think foreigners come here and get rich Americans are dumb in American and guess what I’m dumb but now I’m smart no more gambling

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  95. The new game Jackpot Triple Play claims the odds of winning the big prize is 1:3,122,273.33. You have to pick 6 out of 46. The odds of picking 6 out of 46 should be 1 in 9,366,819. You can find that online if you want. Now, you do get 3 sets of numbers for a dollar. But that would be 3 in 9,366,819 not 1:3,122,273.33. What they did was divide 9,366,819 by 3 to come up with 1:3,122,273.33. That’s not right. Since you get 3 sets of numbers the odds should be 3 in 9,366,819. This game replaced Lucky Money which had odds a little over 3,000,000. Could someone please check into this.

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  96. I played the lotto a lot, and spend over 100 bucks each played which the only I got is 3/6 numbers at best case scenario. Only recuperate 5 bucks. Sometimes I think its even pointless winning it, because the downside is Florida lottery doesn’t give you an option to keep yourself anonymous, which is good for most people that want to hide their identity. Because we leave in a society that people are vicious and want to use or rob you. Which that can ruin your life or your loved ones. Even your own family can turn their backs on you. Florida lottery should take a look at that and consider that option for the winners to keep them self or their loved ones safe.

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  97. I play the Florida lottery 5 dollar lucky 7 every day for 5 or 10 dollars. The back of the ticket says you have a 1 in 3.99 of having a winning ticket. Well i have kept track and of my last 73 tickets i have not won even once. Now either i am the unluckiest person in the world or this is a complete scam. I believe the later and this is a complete scam

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  98. I played Florida lucky money for three years and four months straight before the game just recently ended and never won anything but free tickets I’m Floridian and I do believe that all these games are a scam to suck you dry out of money

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  99. After Hurricane Michael left many parts of the panhandle in complete ruin, scumbags began looting. Amongst the large list of stolen goods/property were Fl lotto scratch off tickets. As if business owners were not cut down enough, the Fl lotto poured salt in the wounds of MANY of them… holding them responsible for reimbursement of these stolen tickets. These business owners (many of which will never open their doors again) has their businesses destroyed, looted by low level worthless scum and THEN slapped in the face with a bill by the white collar thugs of the Fl lotto. Hard to believe this is all meant to “further the education and better the lives of young people”…..
    If there is a better example of a modern mafia within the govt than the Fl lotto, I have yet to become aware of it. Perhaps the IRS, but we know they always get their cut, too. Please consider what filth you’re finding before you purchase another ticket from the Fl lottery.

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  100. I do not play. Was viewing options for possible gifts. This generated a flood of emails, some from a company in Chicago that is almost impossible to get away from. BEWARE!

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  101. I am beyond pissed off. This is really a scam and someone needs to seriously look into this. Something got changed drastically. We used to play scratch off games at work as a group and were able to win every now and then, prizes ranging from free ticket to 500$ almost bi weekly. For the last couple years absolutely nothing. We have not won anything. Free ticket at best. It doesn’t matter where you buy the ticket and how many there is absolutely nothing out there to be won. They are just printing bunch of loosing tickets. People stop buying that crap. You will not win. Someone needs to go to jail!!!

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    • These people have a lot of balls paying out a 2 dollar prize on a 5/10/20 dollar ticket so when you hit a 10x icon or hit multiple numbers that all you get is your money back. I hit at least 10 times in the last two days where the prize was less than the ticket price. Been playing for a long time but I’m done. Screw you Florida lottery,…bunch of criminals.

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  102. Scratch off tickets are an absolute joke with the FL lotto. It’s one hell of a scam, that’s for sure. More times than not, I see the folks that don’t have the disposable income to blow, lose consistently. The FL lotto targets lower income classes with mislead hopes and flashy adverts that, in the end, are complete falsehoods. Shysters.

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  103. The Florida Lottery sucks! 99.7% of people playing their lottery system are going to lose. The paybacks on scratch tickets are a complete joke. The Florida Lotteys say’s “overall” odds to win on a scratch ticket are 1 in 3. However, when you take a closer look at the individual odds, for example on a $20 ticket, they say your odds to win just your money back are 1 in 6 and get progressively worse from there.

    Therefore, the odds are saying they collect $168,000,000 ($8,400,000 x $20) before they payback 1 top prize of $5,000,000 to one “lucky winner” for a profit of only $163,000,000! Wow, good luck to everyone who plays this scam!! The odds seem a little off to me, when they say your best chance to win $20 are 1 in 6. If I am understanding this correctly, that means “on average” if you invest $120 and buy 6 tickets, you should win a whopping $20 back!! Then your odds progressively get 5x worse @ 30-1 to win anywhere between $25 – $50!! I am not sure how the Florida Lottery is getting away with this ridiculous scam?!?! However, they do a great job of making their players believe that next big ticket is so close if they keep going! Seriously people, look at the odds and know how many millions of losing tickets are printed before they payout out one top prize..

    Odds of Winnings
    Prize Amount Odds of Winning
    $5,000,000 1-in-8,400,000
    $1,000,000 1-in-1,680,000
    $100,000.00 1-in-2,520,000
    $10,000.00 1-in-120,000
    $1,000.00 1-in-5,000
    $500.00 1-in-179
    $250.00 1-in-800
    $100.00 1-in-37
    $50.00 1-in-30
    $40.00 1-in-30
    $30.00 1-in-30
    $25.00 1-in-30
    $20.00 1-in-6
    Overall Odds: 1-in-2.99

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    • I have been playing the Florida Lottery scratch off tickets for 15 years. I play the $5, $10, $20 and $30 tickets. I have found that if you are lucky enough to win, all they really give you is your money back. If you are really lucky you might find a $50 or $100 winner but that is about it. I have written the Florida Lottery on many occasions as I felt their lottery scratch off tickets are rigged to lose. They don’t even respond to me anymore. If you pay attention to how the numbers fall when revealed, you will see there is a pattern that the numbers will fall. If you have a particular pattern, then the numbers revealed will jump over or go under your pattern by one number. Every game and every ticket is like this. They claim that the odds of winning $500 are better on the new $20 Gold Rush than the original. I used to win $500 on average of once every two weeks on the original $20 Gold Rush. I have been playing the classic $20 Gold Rush for over a year now and have yet to win $100 let alone $500. You have to wonder how they can claim they raised over 30 billion dollars for education (supposedly). You cannot boast those kind of statistics by giving the player any kind of real winning ticket. Where are the $5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 thousand dollar winners? Do they even exist? Especially if the player spends $20 or $30 for a ticket! It is a big joke.

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  104. Well fl lotto you did it to your self greed will always explode in your face just like it’s happening now nobody including myself are buying lotto tickets anymore can’t wait to sit back and watch how there going to steal players money and have very little prize amounts to give back because nobody’s play scratchoffs any tickets in my area have been on the same number for 3 and 4 days straight nobody buying. But im sure they will find some way for the taxpayers to bail him out o and i noticed if you try and hit the like thumb it dont work on reviews that bad mouth the lotto but the down thumb sur does work lmao but heck who are we kidding that’s the Florida Lotto for you

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  105. EVERYBODY is saying… “WHAT HAPPENED WITH FLORIDA LOTTERY SCRATCH OFF TICKETS” they used to be fun. You can’t win anymore! It’s ridiculous! Something has changed big time! One state agency looking after another? Someone needs to do something to hold them accountable, they are stealing Florida citizens blind! MORGAN & MORGAN “for the people” HELLO!

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  106. Florida lottery scratch off games, a great way for the state to steal millions of dollars off its citizens. It should not be legal to let them operate with nobody to keep them honest. Greed is King here. Just collect money hand over fist with tiny payout percentages. Bunch of crooks no better than any criminals. Don’t give them your hard earned money, you will lose big in the long run and they will laugh all the way to the bank.

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  107. The Florida lottery has been HORRIBLE with their payouts lately. I used to win. What happened? I bought at least 20 of the price is right tickets. NOT ONE WAS A WINNER. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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  108. The Florida Lottery website is always down!! The Powerball website never crashes and has more players! Get it together Florida lottery!

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  109. I really, really, think that more payouts to more winners is a no brainer idea.
    I play like crazy, and the lost is always greater. If MORE PEOPLE won on the scratch tickets (big wins) it would boost the economic picture, or economy. But the selfishness of Florida government is overwhelmingly against this idea, and even though it would work. More wins equal more money spent locally.
    Try telling this to any lottery official, and you would be a marked human.
    Where do the billions go?
    Think about it.

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  110. For playing a bunch of US lottery games, this site is cool. It’s very official so you know you’re going to get your winnings. No commission is applied though there is the tax thing. It’s clear on how you get your money and though you do have to go yourself over a certain threshold – who could resist a trip to Florida!

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    • Big Scam I agree but the problem is that there are so many poor people in this country that the smart ones will take advantage by simply taking your money and making you believe you can be better…

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  111. Most what i read online is trash and copy paste, but i feel you offer something different. Maintain it like this.

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Florida Lottery Exposed — Grab Your Ray of Sunshine!

Florida Lottery Review

Florida – the sunshine state!

That sun definitely shines brighter for anyone with a bit of lottery luck, and if you want to be that person, the Florida Lottery app may be the answer to your prayers.

Launched by the official entity operating lotteries in Florida, the app and the corresponding website add to the Florida lottery operator’s range of services.

In the US, there are some federal and local limitations about the online sale of tickets. Is Florida one of the states affected by such restrictions? That’s a valid question, and we’re on a mission to give you a comprehensive, reliable answer today.

Online Games at Florida Lottery

If you are a Floridian, you already know the abundance of lotteries available to test your luck. Today, however, we’re talking about the Florida lottery website and the games you can play online through the portal.

And here is the bad news: right now, you cannot buy tickets online through the official FlaLottery portal. There are other operators and websites out there that provide such services. However, if you want to go down the official route, you will benefit from no such opportunity.

The same applies to the Florida Lotto App that was recently updated.

As per the official presentation, you can do a couple of things via the app, but the purchase of tickets isn’t one of those. The current range of functionalities includes checking your ticket to determine if you have won anything, entering your already purchased ticket into a second chance game, and creating digital playslips that you can later use for ticket purchase at an authorized retail venue.

That last one is a big disappointment. The only thing it does is speed the process up. Unfortunately, payment processing through the app isn’t available right now, and you need to walk yourself to a store to buy a ticket.

Fla Lottery and Claiming Your Prizes

It’s pretty straightforward for prizes less than $600. These can be claimed at any Florida Lottery retailer. If you are playing online, then this will be automatically credited to your account. For prizes from $601 to $250,000, wins can be claimed at any Florida State Lottery district office or Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Any prize over $250,000 awards must be requested at Florida Lottery Headquarters within 180 days of the draw.

Scratch-Offs have their own set of rules with specific dates that apply to start as short as 60 days after the end of the official game. Some folks try and monitor the number of Scratch-Offs sold per game and buy more and more tickets as the game is coming to a close.

Annuity Versus Cash Option

Lotteries at Flalottery.com offers two options on getting your big jackpot – an annuity or cash option. Florida Lotto and Powerball are paid out over 30 years, FL Mega Millions over 26, and Florida Mega Money for over 20 years. If a player opts for the cash option, then the amount of the jackpot won is (remember I am not a mathematician) less than the published jackpot. The amount published is based on the accrued value over the term of an annuity. Sounds confusing? It’s not. It still means winning a pretty colossal jackpot!

Who Can Play Via the Florida Lottery Website?

As already mentioned, Florida does not offer online ticket sales. Here’s an exact quote form the FlaLottery FAQ section:

The Florida Lottery does not offer the sale of Lottery tickets by mail, fax, or via the Internet, nor do we currently offer a subscription service. Tickets must be purchased from any of the more than 13,000 authorized Florida Lottery retailers in the state of Florida. Find an authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

This means that if you want to buy a ticket, you have to be physically present in Florida (whether you are a US citizen, a tourist, or someone who has a valid visa. As long as you meet this requirement, no additional restrictions are applying to you.

You will still have to go to a registered Florida Lottery office to get your ticket, however.

Who Is Behind the Florida Lottery?

This is a state-run Lottery governed by the Inspector General. It was set up to support education in the State of Florida. Each of the lotteries offered has different percentages of how much goes to the state and how much goes to prizes.

The Florida Lottery website is a reflection of this policy. It is an official digital representation of state policies, and you can rest assured that both the online platform and the app are 100 percent legitimate.

Other Bits and Pieces

There isn’t an awful lot more to say about the website because the range of functionalities is limited.

Florida lottery does offer a couple of interesting opportunities like the Second Chance previously mentioned. This is an option you can access via the website and the app.  The additional game includes non-winning tickets in an extra drawing that can result in some additional prizes. If you haven’t won anything from the regular drawing, Second Chance may be the option to pursue.

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The Bottom Line at Flalottery.com

Florida Lottery USA offers some great games. Unfortunately, however, the range of possibilities via the website and app are limited.

The pros of Fla Lotto include the following:

Pros:

A website created by an official lottery entity

There is also a mobile app that was recently updated

You can enter into games like Second Chance via the website and app

A lot of information, extensive FAQ section

Good customer support

On the downside:

Cons:

Florida does not allow the online buying of tickets

The app also doesn’t support ticket buying; you can only enter Second Chance through it

If you want to play local lotteries, you’ll have to be physically present in Florida

And that’s pretty much it! Sorry to disappoint with the information featured here, but we hope that the situation changes for the better shortly.

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