I ♥ Florida

FloridaDon’t know about you, but Florida is just one of those places I can’t help but love.

It’s not just some of the crazy laws out there that make me laugh but love it just that little bit more, but obviously the sunshine too – and how close practically the whole State is to the sea. It gets some crazy thunderstorms though.

But one other thing I like about Florida is their lottery. And anyone who lives in the State will know our old friend the pink flamingo from the Florida lottery logo. I’ve got a feeling he has a name, but it escapes me right now (is it Wally, or have I just completely made that up!?). Anyway, he got a makeover for their 25th anniversary and now looks like a much happier flamingo – perhaps he got a good result on the Lotto draw.

I know there’s a lot of confusion about some of the games they run, according to lottery-clubs.com, so I thought I’d put up a few pointers to help out with that.

In terms of balancing odds and prize money, I’d say either the main Lotto game or Lucky Money are the best.

But I know a lot of people can’t help but be tempted by the huge prizes you can get with the big Powerball and Mega Millions games. But those fellas have some seriously tough odds. Just check out these Florida Powerball questions. As they put it – those are odds are “pretty darn tough” – they also give you some pointers for how to improve your chances of winning too. So look out for those.

Finally, here’s a nice picture of a flamingo – it’s not Wally (or whatever his name is), but it’s definitely a flamingo and it’s pink: