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Battle over Florida Lottery contract goes to court

Mar 6, 2017, 4:09 pm

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida judge must decide if the administration of Gov. Rick Scott broke the law when the state lottery approved a contract worth over $700 million.

Attorneys for the Florida Lottery and House Speaker Richard Corcoran squared off in court on Monday for several hours. Judge Karen Gievers did not immediately rule.

Corcoran sued the state's lottery secretary last month, arguing the contract with IGT Global Solutions to run lottery games is illegal because it exceeds the Florida Lottery's authorized budget.

(See Florida Lottery sued by House over contract, Lottery Post, Feb. 22, 2017.)

Attorneys representing the lottery say the agency followed the law because the contract states that it is contingent on state funding.

Since becoming speaker in November, Corcoran has sparred with Scott over the state's tourism marketing and economic development agencies.

Critics of the lawsuit say Corcoran is engaging in politics, trying to smear the Scott administration.

"The Florida Lottery's record sales have led to historic contributions to our state's education system and the House sues? Not shocking to have another lawsuit from a trial lawyer," Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said in an email.

AP, Lottery Post Staff

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Simpsonville
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January 22, 2015
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Leave my IGT alone; from a shareholder.

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    Chasing $ Millions.
    White Shores- California
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    Looks like Coconut wants to become Governor in the foreseeable future.Show them whose el Jefe.

     * Voice of Reason *   

     

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      COLUMBUS,GA.
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      Leave my IGT alone; from a shareholder.

      GTECH are the ones who initiated pre-draws. Fl p3 & p4 were more favorable to the players, before them.

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        mississippi
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        GTECH are the ones who initiated pre-draws. Fl p3 & p4 were more favorable to the players, before them.

        YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT THERE CARBOB

         

        AND THAT is where he needs to take the matter back to court...not over something stupid he cant win...

        NOW..if he goes in there and tells the court...you know what...people think they are betting on the next random outcome out of the machine like

        horse racing

        dog racing

        baseball games

        football games..

        basketball games

        jacks

        marbles

        any game you can think of at a casino IS BETTING ON THE NEXT RANDOM OUTCOME

         

        but heh not the lottery...while these people are filling out their tickets...we will just turn the machines on early and take out what we want before we decide to pay them for a draw...which screws up the entire playing field...

        "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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          Dunwoody Georgia
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          September 29, 2002
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          YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT THERE CARBOB

           

          AND THAT is where he needs to take the matter back to court...not over something stupid he cant win...

          NOW..if he goes in there and tells the court...you know what...people think they are betting on the next random outcome out of the machine like

          horse racing

          dog racing

          baseball games

          football games..

          basketball games

          jacks

          marbles

          any game you can think of at a casino IS BETTING ON THE NEXT RANDOM OUTCOME

           

          but heh not the lottery...while these people are filling out their tickets...we will just turn the machines on early and take out what we want before we decide to pay them for a draw...which screws up the entire playing field...

          Sounds about right to me!

          Dripping In Finesse for 2018!I Agree!