JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Their days could soon be numbered.
With only Gov. Rick Scott's signature now standing in the way of a bill aimed at shutting down local sweepstakes shops, the people who run them are on the edge of their seats.
"We're not happy about it, but what can we do," said Winners Sweepstakes manager Peter Patel.
The Southside Internet cafe manager says the new laws don't make any sense to him.
"It's totally unfair," he said. "We follow the rules and regulations."
He says his shop rakes in a lot of local cash and shutting him down would only hurt his employees and other local businesses in the area.
"We buy their food," he said. "We give a lot of business."
Regular, Bob Wilson tells Action News that he frequents local businesses on his way to Winners.
"We used to go to the dance studio down the street," said Wilson.
Wilson said he will have no reason to come to the area, if the bill is passed and Winners closes.
"They're a registered business generating income taxes and now they're putting them out of business, it doesn't seem right," said Wilson.
Patel has ordered his customers to claim their prizes immediately because he's not sure how much longer he'll be able to let them in.
Patel also says he hopes if the bill gets passed that he gets some sort of grace period so he can warn his employees and make plans for the future.