# Question: Who was the first winner of the Florida Lottery?

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## Where was the winning Florida Lottery ticket sold?

SANFORD, Fla.

EB Hudson, of Sanford, had the winning numbers for the drawing held Sept. 8, the state lottery announced. Hudson decided to take his payout in a one-time lump sum of \$6,035,178.17. Florida Lottery says he bought the lucky quick-pick ticket from a Publix at 601 Weldon Boulevard in Lake Mary.

## How did the Florida Lottery start?

The Florida Lottery began operation on January 12, 1988 by order of a constitutional amendment approved by Florida voters by a 2-to-1 margin in the general election of November 4, 1986.

## How much tax do you pay on a \$1000 lottery ticket in Florida?

The Internal Revenue Service requires that the Florida Lottery withhold 24 percent federal withholding tax from prizes greater than \$5,000 if the winner is a citizen or resident alien of the U.S. with a Social Security number.

## Which Florida lottery game has the best odds of winning?

The Florida 5/36 Matrix Fantasy 5 Lottery Game is one of the best lottery bets you can make anywhere. The odds of matching all 5 winning numbers in the next Fantasy 5 drawing are 1 in 376,992. The odds of matching 4 of 5 winning numbers are 1 in 2,432 and the odds of matching 3 of 5 winning numbers are 1 in 81.07.

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## Has anyone won cash for life in Florida?

Dwayne McGee is Florida Lottery’s latest lucky winner, turning a \$2 scratch-off ticket into the top prize in the \$1,000 A Week For Life game. McGee, a 40-year-old from Kissimmee, ultimately decided to cash in on a lump-sum payment of \$930,000.

## What is the highest number in the Florida lottery?

Select five numbers from 1 through 69 in the upper play area, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers. Select your Powerball number from 1 through 26 in the lower play area or mark the QP box for the terminal to randomly select your Powerball number.

## How much does the Florida Lottery make a year?

In fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, the Lottery had its ninth consecutive all-time record-breaking sales year of approximately \$7.51 billion which provided more than \$1.91 billion in contributions to education.