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Florida legislation would mandate warnings on lottery tickets

April 3, 2017
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A bill that would require warning labels about gambling risk on Florida lottery tickets is progressing through the state House of Representatives, with a favorable committee vote last week.

The Associated Press reported that Republican State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan believes that government-sanctioned lotteries should incorporate the same type of warnings found on cigarette packaging. Under her bill, lottery tickets would include the language “Warning: Gambling can be addictive.”

A companion bill in the state Senate has not yet been considered. Sullivan's proposal would take effect next year.

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