House Rep. Wants Gambling Warning On Fla. Lottery Tix

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Lottery, facing a lawsuit from the House for signing a long-term contract regarding ticket sales, may be required to have a warning about gambling on each ticket.

A measure filed Wednesday by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan would require vendors and retailers that contract with the department to print or place warnings on all lottery tickets stating, “Warning: Gambling can be addictive.”

The measure would require the warnings to be in place January 1st, 2018.

Last week, the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit about the Florida Lottery’s long-term contract with IGT Global Solutions Corp. The House claims the contract is illegal as it requires the spending of more money than the Legislature has set aside for ticket machines in the current budget.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.

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