TRENTON, N.J. — New Jerseyans won't be able to have lottery tickets delivered to their door any time soon.
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the operation of lottery courier services in the state.
Under the measure, the services would have been able to collect a fee and redeem tickets for customers, but they would not have been allowed to take a portion of any winnings. (See Lottery tickets could soon be delivered to your home in N.J., Lottery Post, Mar. 3, 2015.)
Still, Christie said there is "no evidence of a demand for this service in New Jersey or that this bill would increase lottery sales."
"On the other hand, this bill may have the unintended consequences of empowering and appearing to legitimize fraudsters, giving them more opportunities to target the elderly and infirm," the governor said in his veto message.