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Florida Lottery breaking ticket sales records

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The Florida Lottery set “an all-time record high” of $467 million in ticket sales for August, the agency announced. This comes after the agency reported having the best-ever July — the first month of the state’s fiscal year — for sales. In a Tuesday press release, the Lottery said the August figure also was roughly five percent higher than last August’s sales. The increases were attributed to “a series of rollovers and high jackpots for both Powerball and Mega Millions” games.…

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Florida Lottery reports best July ‘on record’

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The Florida Lottery said it had “its strongest start ever” as the state agency closed the books on the first month of the fiscal year. The Lottery set “all-time record sales for the month of July totaling over $532 million, 17 percent higher than the previous July record,” according to a press release. “As we move forward, we will continue producing innovative games and exciting promotions to ensure we continue to increase our sales and maximize revenue for education,” Secretary Tom Delacenserie…

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Lawmakers seek to limit Lottery scratch-off games

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A bill that would limit the number of Florida Lottery scratch-off games and cap ticket prices at $5 was overwhelmingly approved by a House committee after lawmakers criticized the department for using the games to prey on the state’s poorest residents. The House Government Operations Subcommittee voted 12-1 in favor of the bill. Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, said the measure is aimed at setting limits to scratch-off games that he contends are the most popular in the state’s poorest neighborhoods.…

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