Florida lottery restarts operations

Florida lottery

Credits: ABC News.

The state lottery had been blocked by the governor of Florida last weekend due to weather alert during Irma hurricane.

US.- Gaming authorities have announced that Florida lottery is activated once again after the Irma hurricane. The daily drawings were suspended due to the weather alert the state’s governor Rick Scott declared last weekend, as the deadly hurricane was approaching South Florida, leading to enormous caos.

Lottery operators are setting make-up drawings for all Lottery Draw games suspended due to Hurricane Irma in sequence this week. According to an official statement, this week’s operations will be taken with full security and auditing measures in place. “We thank Governor Rick Scott for his decisive leadership, as well as the selfless devotion and courage of all those who placed themselves at risk to protect Florida’s families over the past several days,” said Lottery Secretary Poppell.

The news report also explains that “Players holding tickets for any Lottery Draw games originally scheduled for Sunday, September 10, and Monday September 11, will be able to view the video-taped make-up drawings on the Florida Lottery’s YouTube site once they are posted. Draw results will also be published on Lottery Post’s Florida Lottery Results page.”

Scott had signed on Sunday an executive order where the administration urged the suspension of Florida Lottery operations in order to prioritise the weather alert. South Florida residents were also asked to leave the state to prevent fatalities.