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Did Florida lawmakers legislate “responsibly” when they passed a measure that would require Florida Lottery tickets to warn buyers about the addictive nature of gambling?

Florida would be the first state lottery in North America to require such a prominent warning, according to lottery industry officials.  Governor DeSantis says he has concerns about the bill, indicating a veto is a real possibility.   Former Gov. Rick Scott rejected a similar bill in 2017.  Scott cited the potential hit on school funding in his decision to reject the prior proposal. He said the warning requirement was “in direct conflict with the Lottery’s constitutional mandate to maximize revenues and reduces the educational opportunities available to Florida families.” 

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Georgia leaders warn federal opinion could 'devastate' lottery proceeds to pre-kinder and HOPE Scholarship - $1.1 Billion in 2018

State officials were not immediately clear on the decision’s fiscal fallout in Georgia, where the lottery transferred a record-setting $1.1 billion for pre-kindergarten and HOPE scholarship programs in 2018. The letter by Kemp and Carr said a ban on online lottery sales “would devastate the benefits provided to citizens in Georgia and across the nation through state lotteries.”

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Georgia Lottery reaches $19 billion raised for HOPE, Pre-K with record first quarter

“We are celebrating a special milestone with $19 billion raised for education in Georgia,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford. “The greatest reward is knowing that Georgia’s students benefit from our success through lottery-funded HOPE Scholarships and Grants, as well as Pre-K. Our record first quarter is a great foundation to build upon for the remainder of the fiscal year.”

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Georgia Lottery transfers more than $1.14 billion to education

“Our achievements are truly a team effort,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin. “We are grateful to Gov. Deal and the legislature for their support. I also want to acknowledge our dedicated board of directors, employees, retail partners, business partners, and of course, our players.

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Germany: LOTTO Hessen celebrates 70th Anniversary

LOTTO Hessen has several reasons to celebrate. Thus, the state lottery - society celebrates not only 70th anniversary, the Hesse are also with per capita use of 106.34 euros nationwide at the top, achieved at the Euro Jackpot 2018 annual record sales of 150.5 million euros (a Plus 60, 9 percent compared to 2017), looked back with 656.6 million sales even on the second best year in the company's history and registered in 2018 the highest ever paid out of 382.3 euros in cash or transfer to Hessen Tipper. Comment by Dr. Heinz-Georg Sundermann, Managing Director of LOTTO Hessen: "Never in our history have we made Hesse so happy".

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Governor Northam Announces Record Year for Virginia Lottery Sales and Profits

“Players continue to support our broad, creative portfolio of fun games while also enthusiastically supporting a great cause—Virginia’s public schools. At the Lottery, we celebrate good fun with a great social purpose,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “The record $600 million we contributed to public schools this year will help local schools fund child nutrition programs, early reading intervention, career education and other important classroom programs.  The Lottery celebrates its 30th birthday in 2018. The first ticket was sold on September 20, 1988.

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Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with massive ticket sales

Sarah Taylor, Hoosier Lottery executive director, said the increased MegaMillions and Powerball sales prompted the lottery to boost its projected annual profit payment to the state to $303 million. "This revenue is transferred to the state of Indiana to support teacher, firefighter and police officer pensions, and reduce auto excise taxes," Taylor said

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Irish National Lottery ‘disappointed’ by Minister’s comments on synthetic lottos

The National Lottery said any impact on sales would result in a reduction in the contribution to good causes, noting that almost 30 cent in every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to good causes all over Ireland. More than €227 million was raised last year alone, or over €620,000 a day, it said. “Unlike the National Lottery, the offshore operators are not regulated. Their products require no approvals and they do not have the same strict responsible play and sales codes of practices that the National Lottery have,” a spokesman said.

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