|Posted: August 27, 2004, 4:54 pm - IP Logged|
The Georgia Lottery is trying to create the option where you can play on line. It has passed in the House but seems to be dead or asleep right now. The house passed the bill by a vote of 131 to 32, and as of 03/09/04 it was read and referred to the Senate, whatever that means. LOL
My personal opinion is that you will have the option to buy tickets on line in the near future. All state lotteries want the chance to access additional funds and the world wide web would open up that opportunity.
There is also the issue of whether the state lottery would be able to sell to customers both within and outside of their own state. The Senators that are pushing the bill in Georgia want to be able to sell tickets to people outside the state of Georgia, and outside the country for that matter. I will let you know when I hear something new.
I have a small wager with Todd on this and I will probably lose on the timing scenario. But I still feel strongly it will pass one day, just not sure when. ;-)
Here is the link to the bill - http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/sum/hb1272.htm