Visit any Florida Lottery retailer and ask for GROUPER ™ ; the terminal will print four individual Quick Pick tickets including: If the randomly selected numbers for the PICK 3 game are no longer available due to the game's liability having been reached, the PICK 3 ticket will not print, and the player will only be charged $4.
MarylandUnited StatesMember #44102July 30, 20066200 PostsOffline Quote: Originally posted by on June 27, 2007Here is the FloridaGrouper : 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.
I play the Grouper when I go Florida and hit 3 out of 5 on Fantasy 5 a couple of times and got some more free tickets for matching 2. 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. 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 FloridaLotto 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 FloridaLotto'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.
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.
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