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Fla. senator proposes online Florida Lottery sales, again

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Sen. Gwen Margolis, D-Miami, wants to make Florida Lottery tickets just a click or two away.

Margolis has reintroduced a proposal (SB 98) for the 2014 session that would allow the Florida Lottery to create a program so anyone 18 or older could purchase lottery tickets online.

The Florida Lottery doesn't offer tickets by mail, fax, or via the Internet, requiring tickets to be purchased from among 13,000 authorized retailers.

The proposal comes as a legislative study is underway on the future of gaming in Florida and as many Republicans in the GOP-dominated Legislature have voiced an aversion to expanded gambling.

A similar proposal (SB 226) by Margolis in the 2013 session didn't advance beyond the Gaming Committee. Retailers opposed the measure.

While introducing the 2013 proposal, Margolis said that online sales would increase revenue, which would bring more money for educational scholarships.

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Posted: August 21, 2013, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

Sen. Gwen Margolis, D-Miami, wants to make Florida Lottery tickets just a click or two away.

Margolis has reintroduced a proposal (SB 98) for the 2014 session that would allow the Florida Lottery to create a program so anyone 18 or older could purchase lottery tickets online.

The Florida Lottery doesn't offer tickets by mail, fax, or via the Internet, requiring tickets to be purchased from among 13,000 authorized retailers.

The proposal comes as a legislative study is underway on the future of gaming in Florida and as many Republicans in the GOP-dominated Legislature have voiced an aversion to expanded gambling.

A similar proposal (SB 226) by Margolis in the 2013 session didn't advance beyond the Gaming Committee. Retailers opposed the measure.

While introducing the 2013 proposal, Margolis said that online sales would increase revenue, which would bring more money for educational scholarships.

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    Posted: August 21, 2013, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

    Once again the Repubs form a circular firing squad.

    We need a new party.

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      Posted: August 21, 2013, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

      Once again the Repubs form a circular firing squad.

      We need a new party.

      With Mitch Mconnell fighting for his political life in the Kentucky Senate race where Powerball is played-anything and everything is possible.

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        Posted: August 22, 2013, 12:28 am - IP Logged

        Online gambling would be great if the whole process is done online as far as payoffs too. Save me a trip to the district office.anyway IT ROLLED AGAINHyper

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          Posted: August 22, 2013, 8:59 am - IP Logged

          Online gambling would be great if the whole process is done online as far as payoffs too. Save me a trip to the district office.anyway IT ROLLED AGAINHyper

          FLORIDA LOTTO

          Next Jackpot:

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          $58 Million

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          Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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          And yet it only goes up about 2 million each drawing. Unhappy

          Are all the billboards gone that advertise the state lotto?

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            Online gambling would be great if the whole process is done online as far as payoffs too. Save me a trip to the district office.anyway IT ROLLED AGAINHyper

            FLORIDA LOTTO

            Next Jackpot:

            Saturday, August 24, 2013

             

            $58 Million

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            Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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            $58 MIllion sweet!!!! Good luck to all the Florida LP players....

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              Posted: August 22, 2013, 9:17 am - IP Logged

              Once again the Repubs form a circular firing squad.

              We need a new party.

              Yes we doI Agree!

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                Posted: August 22, 2013, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                Woah, FL Lottery is sky high. Hope all you LP members from Florida hit it big.

                 

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                  Online gambling would be great if the whole process is done online as far as payoffs too. Save me a trip to the district office.anyway IT ROLLED AGAINHyper

                  FLORIDA LOTTO

                  Next Jackpot:

                  Saturday, August 24, 2013

                   

                  $58 Million

                  Winning Numbers:

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                  Australia does that - online lottery with the winnings deposited to your account. Works great and society hasn't imploded there. Only the first prize has to be personally validated by you at a lottery office. I miss the convenience.

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                    Woah, FL Lottery is sky high. Hope all you LP members from Florida hit it big.

                     

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                    I haven't won chit in 3 months with Florida Lotto Unhappy

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                      Australia does that - online lottery with the winnings deposited to your account. Works great and society hasn't imploded there. Only the first prize has to be personally validated by you at a lottery office. I miss the convenience.

                      That sounds great.maybe we can cut down on the trees and I can get my 100s of cash 3 tickets online instead of waiting in line for each ticket to print; then when I hit I have to go all over the place to cash in my tickets.ONLINE GAMBLING PLEASE FLORIDAHyper

                      Pay less, win more & world peaceSee Ya!

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                        Posted: September 15, 2013, 5:27 am - IP Logged

                        I agree with online sales, it is quite accessible to the players. They need to study really hard so that they can create system to prevent minors from playing. It definitely has it's advantage and disadvantage.