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If the Florida Lottery has been having problems with their sales, someone should let them in on the facts. The numbers that they released today show that there has been record sales for the past fiscal year.
People have been suggesting that sales of lottery tickets have been sagging in the state. That has not been the case, however, according to the numbers released on Tuesday.
The net sales for the past fiscal year that ran from July 1st 2007 until June 30th of this year were $4.174 billion. That was an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous year. The lottery claims they will not be complacent with these numbers.
“Now more than ever we must strive to find ways to ensure our track record of success continues. we can all celebrate this latest achievement, but much hard work is ahead of us,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Leo DiBenigno.
The Florida Lottery has been one of the most consistent in the United States as far as growth. Over the past ten years, only three states out of the forty three that have lotteries can claim growth in every year.
The state will get a boost in sales come 2009. They have signed on to bring the multi-state Powerball Lottery to their customers. Not only
Secretary of State Receives 800,000 Signatures For Casino In Ohio
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The people of Ohio want a new proposed casino and they have made themselves heard. Over 800,000 people put their signatures on a proposed casino and the signatures were delivered to the Secretary of State in Ohio on Tuesday.
MyOhioNow led the drive for the signatures in favor of a proposed casino in Clinton County. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner was delivered the signatures, plenty more than the required number to have a question put on the November ballot.
If the voters approve the casino, it could have major ramifications for the state. The revenue that it would produce would be a boost to a budget that is struggling with funds. It also would create 5,000 jobs.
The jobs could be significant in these tough economic times. All of the jobs would pay at least $15 an hour, and would come with full benefits. The benefits are another advantage due to the state of health care in the nation.
The casino being proposed is a $600 million project. Although they secured the signatures, MyOhioNow knows that there will be opposition to the new casino from outside the state.