Saturday August 24th, 2013 – Florida Senator Gwen Margolis has reintroduced a proposal that, if approved, would allow the sale of online lottery tickets in the state.
The proposal (SB 98) would create a program so anyone 18 or older could purchase lottery tickets online making tickets just a click or two away.
A similar proposal was submitted by Margolis for last year but retailers opposed the measure and it didnâ€™t advance beyond the Gaming Committee. Lottery tickets in the state are currently only available to purchase from 13,000 authorized retailers and the fear is that should online sales be allowed, retailers would see a drop in sales.
Margolis disagrees and said that online sales would increase revenue, which would increase proceeds and bring more money for educational scholarships.
The proposal comes as a legislative study is underway in Florida on the future of gaming as many Republicans have voiced an aversion to expand gambling in the state.
Should this proposal be approved Florida Lottery would join the other states already selling tickets online, which includes Illinois Lottery who have been selling tickets online for over a year.
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Updated March 29th, 2016