Georgia to Expand Lottery Sales Online

July 24, 2012 4:39 PM | Anonymous

Last week, state lottery officials approved for the first time, the sale of lottery tickets online.  Initially, online ticket sales will be restricted to only three games; Powerball, MegaMillions and Fantasy 5, beginning for sale in November, 2012.

 

Conservative estimates predict that lottery revenues will increase by millions each year with Georgia Pre K and Hope Scholarships as the fortunate recipient of the proceeds.

 

Georgia will be one of the first states to expand lottery sales to the Internet which has been made possible due to a recent reverse decision made by the US Justice Department on the National Wire Act of 1961.

 

Lottery sales have been declining for several years and lottery expenditures have increased with demands for Hope Scholarships and higher ed tuition rates. Pre K providers and teachers have had to endure cuts over the last two years so this is a very positive step in what we hope will bring much needed revenue back to the lottery coffers!

 

 with demands for Hope Scholarships and higher ed tuition rates. Pre K providers and teachers have had to endure cuts over the last two years so this is a very positive step in what we hope will bring much needed revenue back to the lottery coffers!

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