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Lottery secretary’s success dwarfed by some work practices

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When it came to the bottom line, there’s no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell was a success. Under her four-and-a-half year tenure, O’Connell pushed up lottery sales to nearly $6 billion through an aggressive push of scratch-off tickets and an effort to expand sales to retailers who had previously resisted selling lottery tickets. But it was the other parts of the ledger that led to her swift demise and the departure of another official in the administration of…

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