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Florida’s Lottery Responding to Revenue, Efficiency, and Minority Retailer Challenges, Report No. 06-04, January 2006
 
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  • The Florida Lottery increased its transfers to education in Fiscal Year 2004-05 but continues to face challenges in maintaining long-term revenue growth sufficient to meet the funding needs of the programs it supports.  Actions taken by the 2005 Legislature to give the Lottery increased flexibility in setting payouts for on-line games and expanded participation by full-service retailers are projected to boost transfers to education in the future.  However, the Lottery also faces increased competition from other gaming opportunities such as expanded Native American casinos and introduction of slot machines in Broward County. 
  • The Lottery has taken steps to improve its operational efficiency.  However, it could achieve cost savings by reducing excess leased office and warehouse space, continuing to develop its business case proposal to competitively source field support operations, and reducing prize redemption costs.
  • While the Lottery has met its overall statutory goal for minority retailer participation, it has not met the requirement for participation by categories of minorities.  Changes to this statute may be appropriate.

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Department of the Lottery

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 17-01 Review of the Florida Lottery, 2016,published in January 2017.
  • Report No. 16-01 Lottery Sales Have Increased; Transfers to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund Remain Stable,published in January 2016.
  • Report No. 15-03 Lottery Transfers Continue to Increase; Options Remain to Enhance Transfers and Improve Efficiency,published in January 2015.
  • Report No. 14-06 Lottery Transfers Have Recovered; Options Remain to Enhance Transfers,published in January 2014.
  • Report No. 13-02 Lottery Revenue Has Increased Over the Past Year; Options Remain to Enhance Transfers,published in January 2013.
  • Report No. 12-05 Recovery Expected in Lottery Revenue; Options Remain to Enhance Transfers,published in February 2012.
  • Report No. 11-12 Lottery Profits Decline; Options Available to Enhance Transfers to Education,published in March 2011.
  • Report No. 10-17 Lottery Jackpots, Retailer Density, and Advertising Drive Transfers to Education,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 10-16 Lottery Profits Flat; Increasing Retailer Outlets Is Critical to Increasing Sales,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 09-14 Lottery Profits Are Slowing with Economic Downturn; Advertising Services and Retailer Commission Rates Need to Be Addressed, published in March 2009.
  • Report No. 08-19 Lottery Profits Continue to Increase; Options Available to Enhance Transfers to Education, published in April 2008.
  • Report No. 07-09 Lottery Scratch-Off Sales Increase; Options Available to Enhance Transfers to Education, published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 04-80 OPPAGA Report: Lottery Faces Challenges Meeting Future Revenue Demands, Continues Work to Improve Efficiency, published in December 2004.
  • Report No. 04-01 Progress Report:  Florida Lottery Makes Progress by Implementing Many Justification Review Recommendations, published in January 2004.
  • Report No. 03-56 Justification Review: Additional Steps Could Be Taken to Aid Pari-Mutuel Wagering Industry and/or Cut Regulatory Cost, published in October 2003.
  • Report No. 02-11 Justification Review: Sale of Lottery Products Program, Department of the Lottery, published in February 2002.
  • Report No. 12134  Performance Audit of the Selection of Instant Ticket Retailers Program Administered by the Department of the Lottery, published on June 24, 1993.
  • Report No. 12133  Performance Audit of the Selection of On-Line Retailers Administered by the Department of the Lottery, published on June 23, 1993.
  • Report No. 11933  Performance Audit of the Personnel Program Administered by the Department of Lottery, published on August 12, 1992.

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