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New law allows online sale of Virginia lottery tickets

Mar 6, 2020, 2:21 pm

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill into law that permits the online sale of state lottery tickets, which the fiscal estimate suggests could generate $12 million in annual state revenue.

A person will be permitted to purchase the tickets through a computer, a smartphone or other electronic devices when the Virginia Lottery gets the new method of sales up and running.

The $12 million estimate, however, assumes the new sales will not affect sales in traditional lottery locations. The new sales and method of purchase also may cause the Virginia Lottery to hire more employees, which could lead to additional costs.

The legislation, Senate Bill 922, requires the Virginia Lottery to enter into a contract with a gaming system provider, which will supply the new products through an iLottery app.

The bill will go into effect July 1. It was sponsored by Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City, the Senate minority leader.

Washington Examiner

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

United States
Member #121741
January 16, 2012
7675 Posts

We already can buy mm and pb and cash for life online. So this must mean Bank a million, cash 5, etc.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

    winsumloosesum's avatar - Lottery-060.jpg

    United States
    Member #2218
    September 1, 2003
    6497 Posts

    Smart move.  What takes these states so long to institute playing the numbers game?

    Hope Pennsylvania follows the same path (soon).

      United States
      Member #32651
      February 14, 2006
      8995 Posts

      Does any state lottery offer pick-3 and pick-4 sales Online?

      Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again