Prize LevelDouble Play WinnersDouble Play Amount6-of-$60250,0005-of-6 2×0$7,000.005-of-6 3×1$10,500.005-of-6 4×5$14,000.005-of-6 5×0$17,500.005-of-6 10×0$35,000.004-of-6 2×80$120.004-of-6 3×60$180.004-of-6 4×47$240.004-of-6 5×31$300.004-of-6 10×9$600.003-of-6 2×1756$14.003-of-6 3×1603$21.003-of-6 4×916$28.003-of-6 5×583$35.003-of-6 10×204$70.002-of-643426Free Ticket Outnumber of Innerspring Amount12/26/$20207,20022,771.00 © 2020 Florida Lottery, All Rights Reserved. Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly.
“Offering a player favorite like GROUPER as a permanent fixture will allow us to continue to generate revenue to benefit education in Florida.” 53ER18-$44400,000 Super GROUPER ® Second Chance Promotion Entry Period Extension.
(1) The entry period deadline for the fourth drawing set forth in Rule 53ER18-27, F.A.C., $400,000 Super GROUPER ® Second Chance Promotion, is hereby extended from before midnight ET on August 7, 2018, to before midnight on August 8, 2018. (2) Except as provided in subsection (1) above, all other provisions set forth in Rule 53ER18-27 shall remain in effect.
Beginning June 11, 2018, through August 6, 2018, (Promotional Period) the Florida Lottery will conduct the $400,000 Super GROUPER ® Second Chance Promotion (“Promotion”) in which players who purchase a GROUPER play can enter the free LUCKY MONEY ™ ticket that is issued as a part of the GROUPER play into a drawing for a chance to win a cash prize. Both winning and non-winning qualifying LUCKY MONEY tickets may be used to enter the Promotion.
Players may enter their qualifying LUCKY MONEY ticket into a drawing beginning on the day after the GROUPER play is purchased. On the home page of the Florida Lottery's website, players can click on the $400,000 Super GROUPER ® Second Chance Promotion banner and follow the directions.
Tickets received in the mail by the Florida Lottery will not be entered in a drawing and will not be returned. All entries are subject to validation by the Florida Lottery and may be disqualified if eligibility requirements are not met.
The first through fourth valid entries drawn will each win a top prize of $20,000. The twenty-fifth through fortieth valid entries drawn will be used in the order in which they were drawn and in the order of need to select an alternate top or second prize winner in the event a top or second prize cannot be awarded.
This process will continue until an alternate is contacted or the Florida Lottery has exhausted the list of alternates due to unsuccessful notification attempts or due to failure by a prizewinner or an alternate prizewinner to timely provide required claim documentation as set forth in subsection (6) below. If the Florida Lottery exhausts the list of alternate prizewinners, the prize will not be awarded.
To claim any prize in a Promotion drawing, the prizewinner must submit to the Florida Lottery a completed Winner Claim Form DOL 173-2, revised 9/13, or Spanish Winner Claim Form DOL 173-2S, revised 9/13 and a copy of acceptable identification as set forth in the rule of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A prizewinner in this Promotion is not required to submit to the Florida Lottery the free LUCKY MONEY ticket that he or she used to generate an entry into the drawing in order to claim a prize.
Upon the Florida Lottery's timely receipt of a top prize winner's required documentation, the Lottery will award a prize of $20,000, less applicable federal income tax withholding. Except as specifically described herein, all federal, state and/or local taxes or other fees on the prizes won in the $400,000 Super GROUPER ® Second Chance Promotion will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.
The reporting and subsequent payment of any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the nonresident alien prizewinner. All prizes are subject to the provisions of Chapter 24, Florida Statutes, and rules promulgated thereunder.
If a prizewinner is identified as owing an outstanding debt to any state agency or owes child support collected through a court, the debt will be offset in accordance with section 24.115(4), Florida Statutes. Persons prohibited by section 24.116, Florida Statutes, from purchasing a Florida Lottery ticket are not eligible to enter the $400,000 Super GROUPER ® Second Chance Promotion.
MarylandUnited StatesMember #44102July 30, 20066200 PostsOffline Quote: Originally posted by on June 27, 2007Here is the Florida Grouper : Description : Groupers, one of Florida's most important commercial fish, are members of the sea bass family, Serranidae, and are found in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide.
The Serranidae has over 400 species which are found around coral reefs and rocky ledges of the coastal shelf. Because of their preferred habitat, groupers and other family members are most easily accessible by hook and line fishing.
Availability : Grouper can be found throughout the Gulf of Mexico and in the South Atlantic. The bulk of the red grouper is harvested off the coast of Florida between Tampa and Fort Myers.
Locally, May and June are the months when the supply is most plentiful although, grouper is available fresh year round. Because the demand for fresh grouper continues to exceed domestic production, it is also imported from the Yucatán Peninsula, which is also a primary harvest area.
Nutritional Value : Grouper is low in calories, and fat and a good source of protein. A 3-ounce portion of grouper yields a mere 78.2 calories and a trace of fat.
Florida Lottery Scratch Off game prizes may be redeemed immediately at any Florida Lottery Retailer providing the prize amount is less than six hundred dollars ($600). Cash prizes exceeding six hundred dollars ($600) must be claimed at the Florida Lottery office.
Federal income taxes will be withheld from cash prizes of five thousand dollars ($5,000) or greater. The Florida Cash 3 lottery game is easy and fun to play.
The top cash prize is five hundred dollars ($500), which means all winning Florida Lottery Cash 3 tickets can be redeemed at any Florida Lottery Retailer. Seven days a week, at approximately 7:57 p.m. Winning Cash 3 tickets can be purchased up until 7:47 p.m. Eastern Time and may be redeemed after the drawing.
Cash prizes up to six hundred dollars ($600) may be claimed at any Florida Lottery Retailer, immediately following the drawing. Cash prizes above six hundred dollars ($600), must be claimed by filling out a Florida Lottery Claim Form, accompanied by the winning ticket and delivering it, either by mail or in person, to the Florida Lottery Office.
Players must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to purchase Play 4 tickets or claim prizes. Larger cash prizes are paid out when playing a Straight or Combo play style, but, playing Box, Straight/Box and Pairs play styles, increases the odds of winning.
Florida Play 4 Lottery players can choose to play their favorite numbers in future drawings by checking the appropriate box or boxes on their payslip, or by asking the Florida Lottery Retailer. Players need only mark the appropriate boxes on their payslip or tell the retailer which days they wish to play.
Fantasy 5 lottery game players can win up to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) every day of the week. Fantasy 5 lotto players begin by selecting five (5) numbers from a list of one through thirty-six (1-36) or choosing to have the computer select them by marking the appropriate Quick Pick box on the payslip or by asking the Florida Lottery Retailer.
To win the top cash prize of approximately one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), players simply match all five (5) of the five (5) numbers drawn. Fantasy 5 drawings are held every day of the week at approximately 11:15 p.m. Eastern Time.
Players who match two (2) of the five (5) numbers can redeem the ticket for a free Fantasy 5 Quick Pick. Lotto players may choose to play their favorite numbers for future draw dates by marking the appropriate box or boxes in the Advanced Play area on the payslip or by asking the Lottery Retailer.
Fantasy 5 lottery players may play up to thirty (30) consecutive future draws. The Florida Mega Money Lottery game is easy to play and has huge cash prizes.
The top annuity jackpot prize starts at five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for twenty (20) years. In the event that no winning ticket is sold, the top prize rolls over to the next draw date until it reaches a total annuity payment amount of two million dollars ($2 million), at which point, the cash prize pool rolls down to all lower tiers of payouts.
When the top cash prize rolls down, all other payouts are approximately doubled. Players can play their selected numbers for up to thirty (30) consecutive future drawings, simply by selecting the appropriate Advance Play boxes or by asking the Florida Lottery Retailer.
Winning Results: Mega Money drawings are held twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday evenings at approximately 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Drawing results for the Florida lotto games that you play most will be available for you here at World Casino Directory very soon.
When you purchase a Grouper lottery ticket, you cannot choose any of the numbers or games, and they cannot be canceled. The official homepage of the Florida State lottery can be found on the web at www.flalottery.com.
On August 26th, Joshua Anyzeski caught the prohibited species, removing it from the water to take a picture. The picture circulated on social media, which tipped off officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Reading Time: 7minutesGroupers are some of Florida’s most iconic fish species. From monster Goliath's to delicious Scamps, these big bottom-dwellers are a favorite on most Floridian fishing trips.
In this article, you can learn all about the different types of Grouper in Florida. The average catch in Florida is around half that length, weighing between 5 and 20 pounds.
Black Grouper live around rocky bottoms and reefs on both sides of the Sunshine State. They spend their summers spawning in much shallower seas, though, as little as 30 feet deep.
Commonly known as “Grey Grouper,” these guys are a staple of reef fishing trips around the Gulf and up the Atlantic. They don’t grow as big as Black Grouper, usually maxing out somewhere around 50 pounds.
However, younger Gags can be found in estuaries and even seagrass beds, so don’t be surprised if you hook one while you’re on the hunt for Redfish and other inshore species. Bigger fish hunt around muddy and rocky coastal waters.
Young Goliath's will head right into estuaries and look for food around oyster bars. Their huge size and fearless curiosity made them an easy target, and they were overfished almost to extinction in the late 20th century.
Luckily, Goliath Grouper are strictly protected these days, and you can only fish for them on a catch-and-release basis. From teaming up with other predators to catch their dinner to reportedly fanning bait out of traps for an easy snack, they’re far brighter than most people give them credit for.
Sadly, this intelligence comes with the same natural curiosity that put Goliath Grouper in hot water. If you come across one, count yourself lucky for the chance to meet it and make sure it swims off unharmed.
Nothing says “reef fishing in Florida” like a boastful of big, tasty Red Grouper. These deep-water hunters are the reason people bother to go offshore when there are so many fish in the shallows.
The average Red Grouper weighs somewhere in the 5–10 lb range, and anything over 2 feet long is a rare catch. They live around rocky bottom up to 1,000 feet down, so you may have to travel 20 miles or more to get to them.
According to most people who have caught them, Scamp are the tastiest fish in the family. You won’t come across them in much less than 100 feet of water, and you can easily find them in three or four times that depth.
They also grow much bigger than Scamp, meaning you’re in for a real feast if you catch one. If you’re set on landing a “Snowier,” get ready for a long ride.
NOAA has declared Speckled Hind a Species of Concern, mainly because they have so little data on them. If Goliath Grouper are the kings of the shallows, these guys dominate the deep.
Add in the fact that they live several hundred feet down, where all fish taste great, and they become the dream catch of many deep dropping enthusiasts. Their dappled, red body and bright yellow fins provide camouflage around the deep, rocky structure that they hunt around.
Yellow fin’s scientific name, Mycteroperca Vanessa, roughly translates to “Poisonous Grouper.” This is because they tend to have very high levels of ciguatoxin. They’re slightly smaller than Scamp on average, but many anglers say that they taste just as good.
Yellow mouth Grouper are uncommon in the Gulf of Mexico, but you can bag yourself a colorful feast all along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would like to gain a better understanding of what’s happening on the water.
All anglers on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida who intend to fish for or harvest certain reef fish from a private vessel are required to obtain the State Reef Fish Angler designation. Those with a Gulf Reef Fish Angler designation will meet the statewide requirement until the Gulf designation expires, even if you are fishing on the Atlantic coast.
State: Must have heads and fins intact through landing Gear rules require circle hooks and hooking tools in Gulf waters reef fish fisheries.
Note: In the Atlantic reef fish fishery, gear rules require hooking tools, and as of Jan. 1, 2021, non-stainless steel hooks in all state waters, and non-offset circle hooks N. of 28 ° N. latitude. Several species of Gulf grouper (red, black, scamp, yellow fin and yellow mouth) are closed Feb. 1-March 31 seaward of the 20-fathom break.
Recreational anglers are encouraged to use electronic charting equipment to plot the 20-fathom break by entering the established coordinates listed on the map below into a route. Monroe County: Several species of Atlantic grouper (red, black, yellow fin, yellow mouth, scamp, rock hind, red hind, Coney and grays by) are closed Jan. 1 – April 30 in all state and federal waters of the Atlantic including all state waters off Monroe County (Atlantic and Gulf sides).
During this closure, anglers can harvest grouper in open federal waters of the Gulf and return to port in Monroe County by traveling through closed state waters of the Atlantic as long as the vessel proceeds directly to port without stopping to fish. Western boundary of the 4-county gag grouper recreational harvest region.
Eastern boundary of the 4-county gag grouper recreational harvest region. The price to dream just doubled to $2, and many people aren’t happy about it.
“It’s a real good scheme they got going there,” grumbled longtime player William “Bill” Price of North Miami after finding out about the price hike that took effect Oct. 8. If you’re not a regular player, you might not have noticed that Florida Lottery’s original six-number Lotto game still exists amidst a bewildering pile of drawings like Power ball, Mega Millions, Picks 2 through 5, Fast Play, Jackpot Triple Play, Cash 4 Life, and no less than 99 different scratch-off games priced up to $30.
In an email statement, Keri Nicola, the lottery department’s director of communications, hailed the changes as improvements for players. “While Florida Lotto is an established brand with a loyal player base, the game has had very few changes over its 30+ year history.
The game was in need of a refresh to give players new and more ways to win, bigger prizes, and better odds,” the statement said. He noticed immediately that prize amounts declined for non-jackpot, partial-match payouts for players spending $2 now compared to those who previously bought a $1 ticket and spent another $1 for what used to be called the “Extra” option.
Charts comparing the Florida Lotto's old and new payout formulas confirm that in most cases, the non-jackpot prizes players can win by spending $2 are worth less now than before ticket prices were increased on Oct 8. Previously, players would spend $1 on a ticket and another $1 for a “Extra” chance to win a prize multiplied by 2X, 3X, 4X or 5X.
Now the multiplied prizes are smaller unless players draw the new 10X and there's no choice but to pay $2 a ticket. Before the price increase, it worked like this: You spent $1 for the machine at your favorite retail store to print a basic Lotto ticket.
If you spent the additional $1 for the “Extra” option, that ticket would be imprinted with a multiplier of 2X, 3X, 4X or 5X, chosen by the machine. And players get an option to spend a third dollar for what’s called a “Double Play” drawing.
Multiplier prizes for matching three to five numbers are slightly higher than for the main Lotto drawing. Yet players must spend three times the old ticket price to have that second chance to win.
On the Florida Lottery’s social media pages, players complained that during the first weekend of the price increase, store clerks were automatically charging $3 a ticket and failing to ask whether customers wanted to spend the third dollar. Sharon Sharp was one of the players surprised last weekend when her store clerk charged $30, automatically including the Double Play option, for the same 10 tickets she bought the week before for $10.
She paid it without complaint because she didn’t want to hold up the other customers in line, she said. Even though Lotto, Power ball, Mega Millions and a vast lineup of scratch-off games now cost $2 and up, players can still find games for $1 if they’re willing to accept smaller potential payouts.
At Bob’s News & Books on South Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, the price increase for Lotto hasn’t deterred the store’s regulars from buying as many tickets as they always did, owner Erin Steinberg said. He hasn’t noticed much of a shift to the cheaper games with smaller jackpots.