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GOLDBERG ONLINE LOTTERY BID ON SLOW WALK IN LEGISLATURE

By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 17, 2017.....Authorization for the Massachusetts Lottery to sell its products online is not likely to come in 2017, the Senate president said Wednesday morning, and action in 2018 may hinge upon whether online Lottery sales would harm small businesses.

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and the Lottery again this session are seeking authority from the Legislature to offer current products -- scratch tickets, draw games, Keno and more -- to customers over the internet, arguing that the Lottery's survival and the hundreds of millions of dollars it returns as local aid are otherwise at risk.


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