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FLORIDA LOTTERY ANNOUNCES NEW "SIGN YOUR TICKET" CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT PLAYERS
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery today announced a new campaign designed to promote public awareness as part of an on-going effort to protect Lottery players from potential fraud. The "Sign Your Ticket" campaign includes public service announcements, increased messaging on the Lottery's website, social media platforms and emails to our subscribers and other informational materials, including brochures and fact sheets that will be available at Lottery retail locations, district offices and on the Lottery's website.
The purpose of the "Sign Your Ticket" campaign is to protect Lottery players by reminding them that signing their ticket upon purchase prevents anyone else from claiming a prize won on the ticket.
"We have always instructed players to complete and sign the back of their Lottery ticket. It is part of the claiming instructions which are printed on the back of all Florida Lottery tickets," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "However, because signing your ticket is such an important part of ensuring the rightful owner of the ticket receives any prize won, we felt it was important to reiterate to our players to sign their ticket. Every ticket, every time."
In addition to signing the ticket, the Florida Lottery encourages players to protect themselves and their tickets in other ways, such as: checking their own ticket to see if it's a winner or watching the monitor while the ticket is being validated at a retailer. Lastly, if there is a question about the ticket being a winner or the prize amount won, players should ask for the original ticket back and contact the Florida Lottery Customer Service Office at (850) 487-7787.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $26 billion to education and sending more than 650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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