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Florida State Lottery, Amendment 5 (1986)

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The Florida State Lottery Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 4, 1986.

This amendment modified Article X of the Florida Constitution to authorize the state to operate lotteries.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1986)
Approveda Yes 2,039,437 63.57%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The Amendment authorizes the state to operate lotteries. It provides a severance clause to retain the above provision should any subsection or subsections be held unconstitutional because of more than one subject. The schedule provides, unless changed by law, for the lotteries to be known as the Florida Education Lotteries and for the net proceeds derived to be deposited in a state trust fund, designated State Education Lotteries Trust Fund, for appropriation by the Legislature.[2]

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