Hurricane Irma stops Florida Lottery’s drawings

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By admin September 11, 2017 12:21

Hurricane Irma stops Florida Lottery’s drawings

For next couple of days there will be no jackpot winner for the Florida Lottery draws and games. However, there will be no losers either. The Florida Lottery has announced to suspend the daily drawings temporarily. However, it has also indicated that lottery players should keep their tickets.

The potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Irma are the greatest cause of this move by Lottery officials. The makeup daily drawings will take place soon after the disastrous effects of Hurricane Irma have passed.

Hurricane Irma has resulted in huge devastation swamping homes and boats. The 130 mph winds on Sunday knocked out power to millions. While it arrived in Florida as a category 4 hurricane, by night it was down to category 2 with winds of 100 mph (160 kph). Meanwhile, around 160,000 people waited in shelters as the hurricane headed up the coast. The devastation can be imagined by the fact that more than 3 million homes and businesses across the state have lost power supply. Roads in the downtown area have turned into rivers. The utility officials said that it will take a couple of weeks to restore electricity to everyone.

Moreover, lottery players who already have the ticket will also be eligible to participate and win. Governor Scott’s Executive Order and the Lottery’s Executive Order dated September 10, 2017, enables prudent actions to be taken. Temporary suspension of Lottery tickets is a necessary step to ensure the safety and health of all Floridians.

The Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell said, “We at the Florida Lottery share his passion and are doing all we can to ensure the community and our employees remain safe.” Governor Scott made it clear that the health and safety of Florida families are his top priority. No date has been set for makeup drawings.

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By admin September 11, 2017 12:21
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