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Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to halt

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.

In a series of steps beginning Friday, the lottery will stop selling Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Gopher 5, Powerball and instant-win tickets online. When the instant-win games launched in early 2014, Minnesota became the first state to give the scratch-off franchise a virtual option.

But state lawmakers were instantly uncomfortable and passed a law this spring that forced the lottery to stop those sales. The lottery could face legal repercussions from vendors that will see contracts terminated early.

Executives at the companies didn't return emails or phone calls seeking comment.

By mid-September any players that have money or winnings remaining in their individual accounts will get a check from the state.

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Posted: August 28, 2015, 8:29 am - IP Logged

Thumbs DownProgress stunted again by enemies of progress.Thumbs Down

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    Bondi Junction
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    Posted: August 28, 2015, 9:04 am - IP Logged

    Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.

    In a series of steps beginning Friday, the lottery will stop selling Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Gopher 5, Powerball and instant-win tickets online. When the instant-win games launched in early 2014, Minnesota became the first state to give the scratch-off franchise a virtual option.

    But state lawmakers were instantly uncomfortable and passed a law this spring that forced the lottery to stop those sales. The lottery could face legal repercussions from vendors that will see contracts terminated early.

    Executives at the companies didn't return emails or phone calls seeking comment.

    By mid-September any players that have money or winnings remaining in their individual accounts will get a check from the state.

    New York State Lottery has an online subscription service.

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

      Raven62's avatar - binary
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      Posted: August 28, 2015, 9:22 am - IP Logged

      So much for the Lawmakers Representing the People and What They Want!

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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        Posted: August 28, 2015, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

        Lottery is not for the people who support them.

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          Posted: August 28, 2015, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

          So much for the Lawmakers Representing the People and What They Want!

          Exactly.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

            Teddi's avatar - Lottery-008.jpg

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            Posted: August 29, 2015, 8:58 am - IP Logged

            I don't understand. Did something happen to trigger this about face? Did North Korea hack them? Why undo all that work and money spent on this without a viable reason?

            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

            The odds are about the same.