Florida Lottery tickets and advertising would contain several warnings about gambling under a bill new bill The Florida House passed 111-3 on Wednesday.
It mandates that all advertising carry one of six warnings on the adjectivally of gambling. Warnings would also alert players that gambling can cause financial problems and that the actual odds of winning are low.
These same warnings would also be printed on the front of tickets.
The Florida Lottery sells a widespread offering of tickets ranging in price from $1 to $25 available for purchase at more than 13,000 locations statewide.
If the bill becomes law, it would take effect in January.
A Senate bill has been approved in two of three committees, but the final committee would have to schedule a meeting before the legislative session ends May 5.