Florida Lottery resumes drawings after Irma suspension

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Lottery drawings were slated to resume Tuesday after being suspended Sunday because of Hurricane Irma.

Makeup drawings will also be held for games originally scheduled for Sunday and Monday, with players able to view videos of the makeup drawings on the Lottery's YouTube site after they are posted, the state agency said.

The Florida Lottery announced Sunday that daily drawings would be temporarily suspended, but stressed that players should keep their tickets.

Governor Scott’s Executive Order #17-235, and the Lottery’s Executive Order #17-0001 dated Sept. 10, 2017, allows for prudent actions to be taken, including the temporary suspension of business operations, as necessary to ensure the health and safety of all Floridians. 

“During this state of emergency, Governor Scott has made it clear that taking care of Florida’s families is his top priority. We at the Florida Lottery share his passion and are doing all we can to ensure the community and our employees remain safe,” said Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell.