The Florida Lottery’s public affairs specialist, Megan Dougherty, reviews her responsibilities before the press event on March 12. “With PR your hands are always full,” Dougherty said.
Before the speeches started, Tango the Turtle enjoyed his time in the spotlight with his friend, Emu Feist on March 12.
Thom Stork, the president and CEO of the aquarium, introduced the other speakers and said how proud he was of the new commercial. He said they achieved the impossible by turning the observation room into someone’s living room in less than a day before the March 12 event.
Secretary of the Florida Lottery, Cynthia O’Connell, unveiled the new lottery cards at the March 12 press event. She was proud of their collaboration with the Aquarium.
After the speeches concluded at the March 12 press event, Debbie Stone showed O’Connell around the Aquarium’s new learning center. O’Connell was glad to see these unique learning environments because of the Lottery’s dedication to funding education.
Secretary O’Connell experienced the learning firsthand by observing the students in a camp class run by Lacie Swan on March 12.
Instructor Brandon Mullins couldn’t contain his laughter after a student’s response during a game.
O’Connell said that there are four winning tickets in stores. She was interviewed by Craig Cross of Fox 13 after the press event on March 12.
On March 12, the Florida Lottery and the Florida Aquarium unveiled their collaboration for the new $25 scratch-off ticket. The Secretary of the Lottery, along with the Aquarium’s president and CEO, put on the event to showcase the new commercial that they filmed in the coral reef exhibit. The event consisted of 10 minutes of speeches followed by a private tour of the Aquarium’s new learning facilities.