Lottery Tickets Sold in Florida Could Have Warning Labels

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We’ve heard of warning labels on cigarettes and alcohol, but now there may be warning labels on something else… Florida’s law-maker Jennifer Sullivan wants all lottery tickets sold in the state of Florida to carry warning labels.  This warning would be included in scratch-offs, draw-play games, and the Powerball and Mega Millions.

Sullivan argues that lottery tickets are a government-sponsored activity that may be addictive and should therefore bear the same warning found on cigarettes.

Sullivan’s label bill would also require stores that sell lottery tickets to post signs warning lottery players about the possibility of gambling addiction.  The Touring and Gaming Control Subcommittee of Florida agrees with the bill, but it has not been voted on yet.

If the bill does become a law, it would take effect on January 1, 2018.

What do you think about the new possible law?  Should the government put warning labels on lottery tickets?  Let us know by leaving your comments below!

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