Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie Resigns Following Record Sales Month

By  //  May 25, 2017

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worked at The Florida Lottery for 17 years

Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie , right, has resigned his position, to be effective June 2. In his written announcement of the resignation Friday afternoon, Gov. Rick Scott said, “Tom has done a great job and under his leadership, the Lottery has seen record sales and made historic contributions to Florida’s education system.”

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Just four days after The Florida Lottery posted record monthly sales for a single month, Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie has resigned his position, to be effective June 2.

In his written announcement of the resignation Friday afternoon, Gov. Rick Scott said, “Tom has done a great job and under his leadership, the Lottery has seen record sales and made historic contributions to Florida’s education system.”

Tom has been a valued member of my team since the start of my administration and I am proud of the great work he has done for Florida’s students. I wish Tom and his family the very best in their future endeavors.”

Scott gave no further explanation of the departure, and Delacenserie was not available by late Friday afternoon.

CLICK HERE to see his letter of resignation.

Delacenserie worked at The Florida Lottery for 17 years, the last two of them as secretary.

But the job turned sour in February when Speaker Richard Corcoran and the Florida House filed suit against the agency, accusing it of illegally signing a long-term contract for ticket sales — spending more money than the Legislature had budgeted.

It escalated a feud between Corcoran and Scott a little more than a week before the legislative session began.

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Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie, left, presents Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt with their one-third share of the Jan. 13, world record Powerball jackpot back om Feb. 17, 2016, in Tallahassee.

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