It didn’t take the critics more than a day to react to the news that the federal government is allowing states to sell Lottery tickets online, and Illinois plans to do so within a couple of months. After the state comes up with a way to secure a web site that will ensure a user who purchases Illinois Lottery tickets is from Illinois and is at least 18 years of age, the tickets will be going on sale.
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First and foremost, the criticixm is that gambling is being made much too easy in the state of Illinois, and people are getting addicted to the habit of using their money on various forms of gaming. The other criticism is that commercial outlets that now sell Lottery tickets will not be visited by consumers as often because they won’t need to go to stores such as convenience stores and gas stations to purchase their tickets. It is assumed that many who buy Lottery tickets in Illinois only go inside a gas station or convenience store to purchase their Lottery tickets – and while inside the business, they end up buying more products which helps the business and the economy.
Yet, the plan that Governor Pat Quinn is very excited about is the plan to sell Illinois Lottery tickets online as soon as possible.
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Here is the original article on this story from two days ago:
Illinois will be offering its Illinois Lottery players the option of playing the Lottery online as opposed to only in public venues that sell the tickets. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has said that he wants the online option of playing games to begin soon.
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After Illinois’ idea of online Lottery purchases was presented the U.S. Department of Justice, the powers-that-be have been awaiting a response. This week, the decision came in positively for the state’s idea as the DOJ supports state-regulated online gambling.
Now, the long-awaited decision will result in Lottery officials meeting to develop a secure web site that will only allow Illinoisans over 18 to engage in the Lottery purchases. Naturally, it is predicted that ticket sales will get a tremendous boost from the ease on playing online. Lottery officials say that playing the Illinois Lottery could begin in as soon as three months.
In other Illinois Lottery news, this past week, it has been revealed that many, many Lottery game tickets have gone unclaimed in the past year along with a reminder that players only have one year in which to claim their prizes. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS STORY
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Source: Illinois Lottery