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Illinois Senate approves Internet lottery ticket sales trial

Illinois LotteryIllinois Lottery: Illinois Senate approves Internet lottery ticket sales trial

Illinois gamblers would be able to buy lottery tickets by computer in a program the Senate approved Thursday.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, sets up a pilot program to try online lottery ticket sales. Cullerton said Internet sales could eventually generate as much as $100 million for the state.

The measure passed 32-24 and moves to the House.

Republicans feared the measure would encourage problem gambling and increase personal debt because buyers could use credit cards.

"It brings the Lottery and gambling into the home," said Sen. Chris Lauzen, R-Aurora. "It's going to increase the habit of gambling."

Cullerton acknowledged that it's possible that children would be able to buy tickets online. But he says winnings could only be claimed by adults.

AP

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Posted: April 15, 2005, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

Looks like a bunch of angry, angry retailers.


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    Posted: April 18, 2005, 9:47 am - IP Logged

    Better Illinois than NY.

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      Tennessee
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      Posted: April 23, 2005, 4:33 am - IP Logged

      retailers will be angry of course....

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        Posted: April 30, 2005, 7:41 am - IP Logged

        i wish people from other states could play too.


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          Posted: May 5, 2005, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

          We'll see.

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            Posted: May 6, 2005, 4:42 am - IP Logged


            that would be something if everybody could play everybody elses lottery.....