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Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to halt

Aug 28, 2015, 8:17 am

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Minnesota LotteryMinnesota Lottery: Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to haltRating:

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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Thumbs DownProgress stunted again by enemies of progress.Thumbs Down

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    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!

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      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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        Lottery is not for the people who support them.

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

          Exactly.

           Let's go Brandon! ROFL

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            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 too would prefer Cersei Lannister to Tiny Hands. She always pays her debts, hasn't filed 6 bankruptcies and is educated enough to know Nambia isn't a country.