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Lottery Profits Flat; Increasing Retailer Outlets Is Critical to Increasing Sales, Report No. 10-16, January 2010
 
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  • Growth in Lottery transfers to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund has leveled off and current forecasts indicate continued slowing of revenue growth due to the economic recession.
  • The Lottery has taken several steps to maximize its sales and transfers to education, including joining Powerball, adding instant ticket vending machines, and redesigning Lotto. While the Legislature could consider authorizing new games such as video lottery, keno, vending machines for on-line games, and Internet-based games, these options would likely increase associated negative social costs and could conflict with the proposed Indian gaming compact. A more acceptable alternative would be for the Lottery to increase the number of participating retailers, as its market penetration rate is lower than that of other successful state lotteries.
  • The Lottery’s operating expense rate continues to decline, making it among the most efficient U.S. lotteries. It could realize additional efficiencies by continuing to explore ways to reduce costs for leasing office space, providing field support functions, and compensating retailers.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of 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. 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. 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. 06-04 Florida’s Lottery Responding to Revenue, Efficiency, and Minority Retailer Challenges,published in January 2006.
  • Report No. 04-80 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 Additional Steps Could Be Taken to Aid Pari-Mutuel Wagering Industry and/or Cut Regulatory Costs,published in October 2003.
  • Report No. 02-11 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 in June 1993.
  • Report No. 12133 Performance Audit of the Selection of On-Line Retailers Administered by the Department of the Lottery ,published in June 1993.
  • Report No. 11933 Performance Audit of the Personnel Program Administered by the Department of Lottery ,published in August 1992.

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