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Florida lottery tickets could soon come with warning label

Mar 29, 2017, 7:42 am

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Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: Florida lottery tickets could soon come with warning labelRating:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way.

A House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would require all lottery tickets to say "Warning: Gambling can be addictive."

Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, a Mount Dora Republican who is sponsoring the bill, said lottery tickets are a government-sanctioned activity and should come with the same kind of warnings found on cigarettes.

The Florida Lottery sells a wide lineup of tickets ranging in price from $1 to $25 at more than 13,000 locations across the state. If the bill becomes law, it would take effect in January.

It's not clear if the bill will pass. A companion measure has not yet been heard in the Florida Senate.

AP

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TheBuddha336
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Might as well put a warning label on beers while as well

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    Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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    "Feel good" Government nonsense.

    Go do some real work !

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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      Framingham,Ma
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      Here the country and its people are worried about healthcare and tax cuts and program cuts and this dimwit of a politician thinks wasting time for dumb thing like warning sign on lottery tickets is what people voted her in to office. This is where your tax dollars are going people.

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        What are the hidden attachments to the Bill that further restrict Floridians Freedoms?

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

        Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

        Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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           The voters in Florida are getting what they voted for. If you want change, VOTE!!Group Hug

           "We are all in this together!" 

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            Might as well put a warning label on beers while as well

            Yep, beer definitely needs one:

            Consuming large quantities of this product
            may cause uncontrollable muscle spasms

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              Anyone who does not know gambling is addictive has never gambled.  True it's worse for some

              than others but we all like to take our chances when the stakes are high and the cost is low.

              The lottery can offer really big payouts and where else can we buy a chance to win a billion

              dollars for a couple bucks? Cheers   sounds good. 

              RL

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                Change, I've had enough change to last a lifetime.  Things must be good in Florida

                if putting labels on lottery tickets is front and center.

                RL

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                  Zeta Reticuli Star System
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                  Maybe it's actually a CYA tactic by the lottery and the state so no one can win, blow it all, and blame them.

                  There's an article in NEWS about a woman in England who won a jackpot, blew most of it, and blamed the lottery for letting someone that young win so much.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    How much did this stunt cost the lottery and the players?  Another political nutcase inserting herself where she doesnt belong.

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                      How can gambling be addictive if you never with anything?

                      Never give up.  Banana

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                        How can gambling be addictive if you never with anything?

                        LMAO! Sense of humor-pass it on.....LOL thanks Live!

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                          Zeta Reticuli Star System
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                          How can gambling be addictive if you never with anything?

                          It's called 'chasing' and some players want their money back so bad they'll spend hundreds to recover very small amounts. 

                          Those who want their money back that bad have no business playing at all.

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.