Around $6.7 billion in lottery tickets were sold last year in the state of Florida. That’s got legislature wondering if Florida has a bunch of gambling addicts and if tickets should have warnings.
State Rep. Will Robinson is trying to get a bill passed that would add two warnings to Florida lottery tickets.
The warnings he is proposing would read:
“WARNING: PLAYING A LOTTERY GAME CONSTITUTES GAMBLING AND MAY LEAD TO ADDICTION AND/OR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR.”
And, “THE CHANCES OF WINNING A BIG PRIZE ARE VERY LOW.”
But, do you think these warnings would actually prevent people from spending so much on tickets?
[source: Tampa Bay Times]