Lottery approved quarter century ago

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Florida Lottery officials said Friday that the Lottery has put $23 billion into the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund since ticket sales began in 1988, reports the News Service of Florida. Officials at the agency are also marking 25 years since voters approved a state-run lottery on this day, Nov. 4, in 1986. “Contributing $23 billion to education in Florida has made a significant impact

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