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Florida Lottery has record-breaking October, surpassing $471 million in sales


TALLAHASSEE, Florida — The Florida Lottery says it had a record-breaking October.

Lottery officials announced Thursday it reached an all-time high for ticket sales last month, surpassing $471 million. This was a 6.9 percent increase in sales over last October.

The lottery's interim secretary Tom Delacenserie says last month's sales generated an estimated $118 million in revenue for education, which was a $3 million increase over the same time last year.

Officials say scratch-off game sales represented 68.5 percent of October's sales. The $5,000,000 Flamingo Multiplier game produced nearly $60 million. The $20 game launched Sept. 22 and has paid out more than $67 million in prizes. That includes three $1 million and two $5 million prizes.

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