TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Lottery is striking it rich after a quarter-century of operation.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, the Florida Lottery hit a record sales volume of $4.45 billion this year. The record sales exceeded last year’s sale by more than $440 million.READ MORE: Florida Records Highest One-Day Total Of COVID Cases With 21,000
Additionally, scratch-off games like Wheel of Fortune and Monopoly also broke all-time records, according to the Herald.READ MORE: Hundreds Attend 'Down With The Chains' Rally At Bayfront Park For Freedom For Cuba, Venezuela & Nicaragua
Lottery officials said the record sales would send more money to Florida’s suffering schools. The Florida Lottery is expecting to transfer $1.31 billion to Florida’s Education Trust Fun, which is an all-time record.MORE NEWS: Royal Caribbean Expands COVID Testing Requirements
All of the increased lottery sales and improvements to the Powerball have led to 22 new millionaires in Florida, according to the Herald.