Florida’s first lottery secretary called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto legislation placing warning labels on tickets. Paul Hargrove, now president of the World Lottery Association, said Florida could set an unfortunate precedent. Should the bill (HB 629) become law, it could hurt lottery-funded programs nationwide.
“The instant scratch-off games have been around for over 45 years, and sales of these games continue to grow every year,” Hargrove wrote in a letter to DeSantis, “but more importantly the sales of these games continue to grow funding for good causes every year.”