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Florida Lottery made $528 million in April, for strongest quarter to date

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The Florida Lottery sold more than $528 million in tickets during April, contributing to its strongest quarterly returns on record, officials announced Thursday. That was $100 million more than the April returns five years ago, and meant more than $130 million to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. “I am extremely proud of our Florida Lottery team and retailers as we continue to shatter previous records,” Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie said in a press release. “In addition to their…

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Bill Day’s latest: A take on gambling addiction

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Florida lawmakers are taking up the possibility of gambling reform once again in the newly launched 2015 legislative session. In honor of that 60-day road ahead, editorial cartoonist Bill Day offers his take on one of the most contentious issues in state politics. “While I’m not against gambling, in general,” Day says, “the great danger is addiction and how it drains the middle class and poor.” As an example, Day uses the City of Detroit, which approved casino gambling in 1996, building…

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