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Lottery Profits Decline; Options Available to Enhance Transfers to Education, Report No. 11-12, March 2011
 
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  • Lottery transfers to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund declined by $41 million in Fiscal Year 2009-10, due to a variety of economic and demographic factors, and are projected to further decline by $106 million in 2010-11. During 2010, the Lottery took several steps to maintain and stimulate sales including launching a new game and expanding its use of instant ticket vending machines.
  • To increase transfers to education, the Lottery should continue expanding its retailer network. In addition, it should evaluate the benefits of adding a fast keno game and continue to assess the option of joining another multi-state game. The Legislature could consider authorizing full-service vending machines, Internet sales, and video lottery terminals. However, these options represent expanded gambling, and video lottery terminals would violate the revenue sharing agreement of the gaming compact between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
  • The Lottery’s operating expense rate continues to decline, making it among the most efficient U.S. lotteries. It could realize additional efficiencies and increase transfers to education by ensuring that its retailer compensation structure represents the best value for the state.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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. 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. 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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